NEMO Webinar on museum action for climate empowerment

 This image is the front page of the Action for Climate Empowerment Guide. The white lettering is set against a mainly purple, green and red, checked background.

Registration to the next free NEMO Webinar is open. Organised to coincide with COP27, the annual United Nation’s conference on climate change, we invite to an online learning opportunity featuring Henry McGhie, Curating Tomorrow, and NEMO Policy Officer Elizabeth Wilde on 14 November from 11:00-12:00 CET.

Join the NEMO Webinar to learn about concrete actions museums can take to contribute to the Paris Agreement and in fighting climate change. In addition, Elizabeth Wilde will introduce NEMO's most recent work and research regarding museums and their status within the sustainable transition of Europe, including the main findings and recommendations resulting from our Europe-wide survey conducted earlier this year.

Henry McGhie will outline the Glasgow Work Programme on Action for Climate Empowerment, which was adopted at COP26, runs till 2031, and is the main opportunity for museums to contribute to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and Paris Agreement in concrete ways. He will also present a new guide on measuring and reporting greenhouse gas emissions, developed in partnership with Co2Action, a US-based greenhouse gases (GHG) accounting firm.

While governments and their representatives progress the political aspects of climate action at COP27, join us for a practical session on how you can implement this new Programme to put museums to work for the Paris Agreement, and make your museum part of the change. Bring your questions!

The webinar is free of charge, but registration is mandatory. Please note that the webinar is limited to 200 participants on a first come, first serve basis.

Meet the speakers

Henry McGhie has a background as an ecologist, museum curator and manager. He set up Curating Tomorrow in 2019 to help empower museums to contribute to sustainable development agendas, including the SDGs, climate action, biodiversity conservation, Disaster Risk Reduction and human rights. He is a member of the ICOM Sustainability Working Group, and works internationally with museums, museum organisations and partners. He has been involved with the UNFCCC since 2017 and was involved in the development of the Glasgow Work Programme.

Elizabeth Wilde has been involved in a variety of cultural and political organisations and projects and currently contributes to the Museums for Future initiative. She studied political science at California State University Long Beach and earned her MA at the Berlin School of Economics and Law, in both instances dedicating her research to the socio-political impact of cultural policies and practices. Passionate about the role of cultural institutions in achieving social and climate justice, she is committed to advocating for museums at the Network of European Museum Organisations as their Policy Officer.