Statement on the role of museums in addressing the climate crisis

NEMO supports the Bremerhaven Declaration, which is one of the outcomes is the outcome of the international symposium “How To...? From Climate Knowledge to Climate Action”. NEMO contributed to the symposium with a presentation on the similarities between climate change and Covid-19.

The declaration aims at motivating museums to help achieve the Paris Agreement and to help people understand their role in the climate crisis. The deceleration points out that “society must expect museums to provide and support climate change education, awareness, participation, access to information and co-operation as a priority. While we acknowledge that museums can already offer a great deal to climate education and action, we also recognize that they must be empowered to play these roles in society. Museums need support and guidance from policy makers, local and national governments, through effective climate change education policies, plans, financial and other resources.”