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Protests and Partnership: The Science Museum’s Efforts to Combat Climate Change

BySamantha Jones

Mar 27, 2024
Sponsor of Science Museum urges ‘armchair activists’ to step back

Last month, a group of protesters led by Greta Thunberg staged a demonstration at the Science Museum in London. The protesters unfurled a banner criticizing the museum’s oil and gas sponsors for contributing to climate change impacts. The Fossil Free Science Museum coalition, which includes organizations like Extinction Rebellion and Scientists for Extinction Rebellion, expressed concerns about the impact on the museum’s reputation. They believe that the sponsorship has already caused significant damage to the Science Museum’s standing.

The Science Museum Group has been clear in its approach to promoting awareness and action to combat climate change. Despite opposition from some campaigners, the museum remains committed to its partnership with Adani Green Energy, a company that is making significant contributions towards reducing carbon emissions. Sir Ian Blatchford, the director and chief executive of the Science Museum Group, emphasized the importance of engaging audiences with the science of climate change, which he sees as one of the biggest challenges facing our time.

“We need to educate people about how we can reduce our carbon footprint,” Blatchford said during an interview with BBC News. “We can’t just rely on governments or companies to do it for us.” He also highlighted that while some activists have strong views on sponsorship, he believes in encouraging businesses and individuals to take steps towards a less carbon-intensive global economy through robust governance practices.

Despite protests from activists like Thunberg, Blatchford and his team remain steadfast in their commitment to their partnership with Adani Green Energy. “We want to inspire positive change and collaboration,” said Blatchford. “That’s why we partnered with Adani Green Energy – because we believe they are making real progress towards reducing carbon emissions.”

By Samantha Jones

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