As world leaders gather in Glasgow for COP26, we’re bringing together citizens, scientists, inventors, academics, delegates and journalists to answer the most urgent question of our time: How do we adapt and thrive on a changing planet?
Created to coincide with the COP26 summit, from 3-11 November SWG3 plays host to one of the most significant events in the venue's history, during what could be one of the most important events in the world's history.
The New York Times Climate Hub is a full complex takeover. Nine days of sharing ideas, debating, learning and sharing, in person and online, led by The New York Times' cutting-edge journalism.
Find out more about what to expect below.
WHAT IS THE CLIMATE HUB?
Science says that global warming can be slowed if we reduce greenhouse gas emissions sharply – but good intentions mean nothing unless they’re backed up by a plan.
Created to coincide with the COP26 summit, The New York Times Climate Hub is a physical and virtual space where influential leaders and thinkers will join forces with the wider community to debate, discuss and discover actionable climate strategies.
Guests will be able to make the most of an expansive space to network and socialise alongside world-class climate photography, documentary screenings and performances, and multiple bars and dining spaces.
The programme has been put together for anyone to enjoy – you don’t need expert climate knowledge and the events are designed to appeal to all levels of expertise.
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HOW WILL SWG3 BE TRANSFORMED?
The New York Times Climate Hub will offer endless opportunities to eat, drink, learn, debate and discover, staged in four key areas developed across the SWG3 complex.
A marketplace of ideas for leadership.
A breakout zone for networking and free-flowing sessions.
In a transformed Galvanizers Yard, attendees can explore promising innovations, sustainable drinks and dining, film screenings and interactive exhibitions.
The Think Tank
In the Galvanizers, a towering forest and spectacular piece from artist Es Devlin is the immersive setting for debates, talks and workshops...
WHAT IS THE CONFERENCE OF TREES?
Fresh from the Venice Biennale, award-winning artist and set designer Es Devlin has created an immersive forest setting, just for The New York Times Climate Hub.
Inspired by Richard Power’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Overstory, Conference of the Trees is an experiential exhibition of living, breathing trees, created by award-winning artist Es Devlin.
Planted in The Think Tank, which takes over the SWG3 Galvanizers space, a temporary forest of 197 trees and plants will represent the 197 countries that have ratified the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
As in Powers’ novel, where the trees are the protagonists while humans form the subplot, this “conference of trees” creates a parallel gathering of trees, bearing witness to the talks, debates and events taking place around them.
Following the event, The New York Times will donate the trees to serve as part of the collective legacy of Climate Hub. The trees and plants will be replanted in Scotland as part of a native public garden, established in cooperation between SWG3 and The New York Times.
WHO WILL BE SPEAKING?
The New York Times Climate Hub will see SWG3 welcome some of the world’s most powerful voices when it comes to climate change.
From fashion designers to diplomats, philosophers to activists, the richly diverse list of speakers will illuminate the wide spectrum of climate change challenges. Many will appear in person; some will join via video. In person and online, speakers will include climate activist Greta Thunberg, Pakistani activist for female education and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai, former US Vice President Al Gore, water.org and WaterEquity co-founder Matt Damon, Channel 4's Krishnan Guru-Murthy and more.
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