Gaia was presented by the  Cabot Institute for the Environment  in the Great Hall at University of Bristol’s Wills Memorial Building from 16 – 18 August. Over 20,000 people poured through the doors over the course of the weekend, to experience Gaia in this extraordinary setting. 

“I hope visitors to Gaia get to see the Earth as if from space; an incredibly beautiful and precious place. An ecosystem we urgently need to look after – our only home. Halfway through the Earth’s six mass extinction, we urgently need to wake up, and change our behaviour. We need to quickly make the changes necessary, to prevent run away Climate Change.” – Luke Jerram

The presentation of Gaia at the University, was organised by Cabot Institute for the Environment which is a diverse community of experts, united by a common cause: protecting our environment and identifying ways of living better with our changing planet. The Academics at the Cabot Institute are working at the forefront of climate change research.

The Universities recent climate emergency declaration was an opportunity to reaffirm its commitment to become a carbon neutral campus by 2030 and to explore how action towards this target can be accelerated and/or broadened in scope. The University is currently developing an action plan in direct response to the climate emergency declaration, building on their existing carbon reduction strategy.

Talks Beneath the Earth.

Saturday 17 August
Dr Kate Hendry “The melting Arctic and the changing ocean” 
Sunday 18 August
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