How to Save the Planet – In conversation with Dr. Jane Goodall DBE, Tara Shine and Anna Kernahan

As part of our global programme of events in the run up to United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, we have partnered with the Northern Ireland Science Festival to present an inter-generational conversation on the key issues facing the planet and what we need to do to influence policy makers and the public in this crucial year. 

The conversation included legendary Ethologist and Conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace;  Environmental Scientist Dr Tara Shine; 17-year old climate activist Anna Kernahan; and was hosted by wildlife biologist Lizzie Daly.

Through nearly 60 years of ground-breaking work, Dr. Jane Goodall has not only shown us the urgent need to protect chimpanzees from extinction; she has also redefined species conservation to include the needs of local people and the environment. Today she travels the world, speaking about the threats facing chimpanzees and environmental crises, urging each of us to take action on behalf of all living things and planet we share.

Our partnership with the Northern Ireland Science Festival

British Council Northern Ireland has partnered with the Northern Ireland Science Festival since its inception in 2015.

The partnership began by bringing the global science communication competition - FameLab - to the festival, where Northern Ireland winner Emer Maguire, went on to win the UK final and now acts as a host on BBC Radio Ulster.


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