Our Broken Planet
How we got here and ways to fix it
Explore with us as we continue to debate why and how our relationship with the natural world needs to change.
The natural world is in crisis. As our demand for food, materials and energy soars, forests are becoming farmland, plastic is filling our oceans and the climate is heating fast.
Find out more below about the consequences of our actions and examine some of the solutions that could help mend our broken planet.
Join the debate
Explore our programme of live events where panellists including scientists, farmers, entrepreneurs, fashion designers, journalists, photographers and activists discuss the key challenges we face in building a greener future.
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Mining for a solution
The catastrophic effects of burning fossil fuels are already beeing seen in melting Arctic ice and raging wildfires. But mining for new metals and minerals is vital to green technologies including solar panels, wind turbines and electric cars.
Discover how mining could bring about a more sustainable future.
Our impact on nature
Humans have been around for a very short period of time - but we have still managed to cause a lot of damage. Deforestation, intensive farming and the exploitation of natural resources have plundered the natural worled and caused biodiversity to fall dramatically.
Examine the facts and consider the solutions - what can we do to save the natural world?
Small actions can make a big difference. From creating mini habitats to supporting nature-positive causes in your local area, we can all do our bit to support the natural world.
Use our Discover Biodiversity tool to choose your mission.
Advocate for green spaces
Make your voice heard by talking to those who have the power to make a change. Help them to understand why parks and other green spaces are important for sustaining biodiversity.
Take part in a bird-watching survey
The RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch is one of the world's largest wildlife surveys. It takes place every January and your findings will help scientists to identify changes in UK bird populations.
Food for thought
The diets of the world's wealthiest nations are putting the planet in peril, so what are the solutions for a greener, more sustainable food system that could make us - and the planet - healthier?