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Two upcoming public events on the environment at the Globe of Science and Innovation

In May and June, the Globe will shine its spotlight on responsible consumption and the climate emergency

Friday, 06 May 2022

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Globe de la science et de l'innovation (Image: CERN)

CERN’s Year of Environmental Awareness continues, with two evening events for the public scheduled at the Globe.

On Thursday, 12 May at 8 p.m., Dr Rachel Nisbet, researcher in ecocriticism at the University of Leeds, will lead an evening of discussion on (ir)responsible consumption with the goal of sparking a conversation about responsible consumption practices and answering the question: how can we come up with creative ways to preserve our social, financial and natural capital?

Following a reading of excerpts from Duncan Macmillan’s play Lungs (Séisme) by three students from the Serge Martin school of dramatic art in Geneva, Mathieu Fontaine, Head of Green Spaces and Biodiversity at CERN, will give a presentation on how the Laboratory is putting into practice its commitments to biodiversity and nature conservation on its 200 hectares of fenced land and 400 hectares of open land spanning the two Host States.

On Wednesday, 15 June at 8 p.m., climatologist Jean Jouzel has been invited by the Groupement des Français du CERN (GFC) to talk about the climate emergency. Following the release of the sixth assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), of which he was vice-chair of the physical science working group from 2002 to 2015, he will be discussing the reality of global warming, its causes and consequences and the urgent measures that need to be taken.

Don't miss these two events, which will showcase CERN's environmental awareness-raising efforts and initiatives.

Find out more and register to attend at https://voisins.cern/en/upcoming_events