International Events

Finding new ways to take the Museum's work directly to decision makers

A pannel of speakers at the COP Nature Bar

United Nations Climate Change Conference

The Conference of the Parties (COP) is an annual event that brings governments together to discuss and review how climate change is being managed domestically and internationally. 


In 2021, COP26 was hosted by the UK in Glasgow. We took the opportunity to build on the topics and themes explored we through our display Our Broken Planet and platformed our scientists on stage at the NYT Climate Hub.

We also invited a host of speakers - from the young activists at Force of Nature to Indigenous campaigners from the Amazon - to join us in The Nature Bar co-hosted by Voice for Nature.

NYT Climate Hub

The Museum collaborated with The New York Times to convene influential leaders and thinkers with the wider community to debate, discuss and discover actionable climate strategies.

The Nature Bar

The Museum co-created The Nature Bar, hosting a group of extraordinary policymakers, environmentalists, scientists, journalists, storytellers and artists to speak on behalf of nature.

COP26 Live Blog

The Museum delivered live coverage of COP26 straight from Glasgow, providing a no-nonsense breakdown of one of the world's most important international conferences.

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

The World Economic Forum is the International Organisation for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business, cultural and other leaders in society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

Since 2019, we have been a part of the Annual Meeting hosted in Davos, Switzerland, sharing our mission and strategy with the people who shape the global agenda. 

A large projection of a WPY image over a conference space

Each year we create large-scale projections of images from the annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, right in the heart of the conference centre.

People gathered at an event.

Professor Richard Herrington, Dr Sandra Knapp and Dr Adriana de Palma hosted a Talk Nature station giving insight into our solutions focused science.

Three speakers are seated on a stage in front of a projected image of a coral reef

Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year winner Cruz Erdmann was hosted in conversation with explorer Dr Sylvia Earle on the state of our oceans.

A woman speaks on a conference stage

Museum scientist Dr Adriana de Palma lead an engaging discussion about data-based predictions of biodiversity loss at the Annual Forum.

Doing Science with Colombia

In 2022, the Museum co-hosted Doing Science with Colombia with the Embassy of Colombia in London to celebrate of the scientific collaboration between the two countries. The day recognised the work both countries have been doing through the Newton Fund and the Global Challenges Research Fund. 

Two men stand in Hintze Hall

Museum Director Doug Gurr welcomed HE Alvaro Gomez, Colombian Ambassador to the UK.

A scientist speaks from a podium in front of a projected image of a butterfly

Dr Blanca Huertas, Senior Curator of Lepidoptera at the Museum, hosted the event.