TEDxStormont Countdown Event November 2021

RSPB NI will be taking part in TEDxStormont Countdown, part of TED’s global initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis, turning ideas into action.

The event will coincide with #COP26 and will take place in Stormont on Thursday, 4 November. You can register to stream the event live from the Long Gallery here.

As part of our Revive our World campaign, our director Joanne Sherwood will be addressing the decision makers on the growing momentum and need for the Climate Change Act in Northern Ireland, and our Artist of the Year exhibition will be on display for the last time.

The Artist of the Year competition was inspired by the idea of art activism, a term used to describe art that is grounded in the act of doing to address political or social issues and aims to show why decision makers should address the nature and climate emergency before it’s too late.

Hundreds of artists recognised that over 38 million birds have vanished from UK skies in just 50 years, that Northern Ireland has lost more wildlife than anywhere else in the UK and that we rank 12th worst in the world for biodiversity loss, and submitted artwork showing that they want a nature-rich and climate-safe Northern Ireland.

The online event runs from 3pm to 5.30pm

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Other speakers include Clare Bailey MLA, Minister Edwin Poots MLA and Belfast Lord Mayor Cllr Kate Nicholl.