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How can we rise to the climate collaboration challenge together?

Experience some of our favourite moments from our live event on Science and Innovation Day at COP26, where we explored how accelerating collaboration in the arts, science and engineering industries can help us rise to the climate challenge.

Explore the Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded Polar Zero, an immersive science-engineering-art exhibition taking centre stage in the Green Zone at COP26 in Glasgow. 

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Explore the past, present and future

Listen to Wayne Binitie take you back in time to a pivotal moment in Earth’s history through the lens of a cylindrical glass sculpture encasing an ampule of genuine Antarctic air from the year 1765. 

Discover a unique archive of the Earth’s history reaching back 800,000 years locked deep in Antarctic ice. Uncover the creative thinking and calculations that made exhibiting an ice core from an insulated tube possible for thousands of visitors as it melts and drips away. 

A global, collective conversation

We can only rise to the challenges of climate change by working together. During COP26, the UN is calling us to turn our ambitions into action by accelerating collaboration. 

In the video above, watch award-winning STEM journalist Rae Johnston unearth the perspectives of industry experts in Australia and Glasgow, exploring how collaboration can foster innovation and climate action, and listen to Dame Jo da Silva’s keynote addressing the climate collaboration challenge. 

Speaker bios

Rae Johnston is a multi-award-winning journalist with a focus on the geekier side of life. The first Science and Technology Editor for NITV at SBS, her work appears across television, radio, podcasts and online.

Jo da Silva leads Arup's global activities to address the climate, biodiversity and equity crises through creating safe, inclusive and resilient communities whilst safeguarding the planet.

Wayne Binitie is the artist and sculptor behind the immersive exhibition Polar Zero, which explores the past, present and future of our relationship with the planet and its climate.

Graham leads Arup's team of materials scientists and engineers who advance the safe and effective use of materials and fabrication technologies from design through to repair and re-use

Dr Robert Mulvaney is responsible for the British Antarctic Survey ice core analytical programme and developing the continuous flow analysis system for rapid analysis of ice cores.

Catherine Polcz is a science communicator and creative producer working across media, museums and academia and has a background as a scientist and ecologist.

Chris leads the Arup NSW Arts and Culture team providing organisational strategy, feasibility, and sustainable solutions to a broad range of clients in the creative industries.

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