Our Broken Planet: How We Got Here and Ways to Fix It

An illustrations of three squished plastic water bottles

The Museum's critically acclaimed display Our Broken Planet: How We Got Here and Ways to Fix It has already been seen by more than 600,000 visitors.

Our Broken Planet events programme

Our online events programme engaged young audiences in conversations around the issues we face in the planetary emergency:

  • the rise of eco-anxiety in young people
  • the rise in zoonotic diseases
  • biodiversity loss and extinction
  • climate migration
  • mining for the green economy
  • transitioning to renewable energy in a way that benefits all.

In total, the programme included 20 events between January 2021 and January 2022 and featured 35 guest speakers from 18 countries. Our scientists appeared in conversation with speakers from business, science, policy, broadcast media and Indigenous communities as well as young changemakers and artists. 

The programme highlighted individuals and communities who are driving solutions-focused action, including:

  • actor and activist Jane Fonda
  • Indonesian young changemaker Melati Wijsen, who at 16 years old co-founded NGOs Bye Bye Plastic Bags and Youthtopia
  • Samoan Indigenous activist Brianna Fruean, who addressed world leaders at the opening of COP26
  • Unicef Pacific Ambassador and Miss Solomon Islands 2019/2020 Gladys Habu
  • Indian Indigenous youth advisor to the UN Secretary-General Archana Soreng.

The Museum also partnered with the British Council as part of their 2021 #Reconnect Festival under the Our Broken Planet banner.