An article about the 'Our Faith, Our Planet' Conference written by Ellen Sherlock.
On Monday 14th November, situated within the beautiful Manchester Cathedral the ‘Our Faith, Our Planet’ conference took place. The aim of the conference was to promote shared values amongst faith communities, and to educate and combine knowledge on how to reduce our carbon footprint.
The MACF AGM 2016 was held in the most fabulous setting of the Great Hall of Manchester Town Hall. All along the walls in giant paintings were depicted the great events and momentous occasions that have occurred in Manchester since the arrival of the Romans. And so, the evening promised to reflect how far Manchester has come and will go with the new great and momentous commitment, announced in January 2016, for Manchester to become a zero carbon city by 2050. The night started off with comments that 2016 started off well, such as the Paris Agreement from COP21.
Last December, politicians agreed that something needed to be done to limit climate change within a two-degree centigrade increase on pre-industrial levels. So what should happen next and what role should museums play in realising this ambition?