Broken Planet

Venue online
Date 17 September
Time 20:00-20:45pm
UK Nation England, Scotland
Our Broken Planet
Natural History Museum
Our Broken Planet Display,Natural History Museum

Our Broken Planet: How We Got Here and Ways to Fix It

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.

In the run up to the global UN conferences of COP15 on biodiversity and COP26 on climate change, join the Natural History Museum to debate why and how our relationship with the natural world needs to change.

We are at a pivotal moment in human history, with the future of our planet hanging in the balance. If we are to succeed in protecting biodiversity and the communities it sustains, we need to work together.

Join us on 20.00 – 20.45 p.m. China time 17 September for a discussion with young changemakers from the UK and China on why connection to nature is more important than ever, and why the upcoming UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) and UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) are the most important international agreements of our lifetime.

About Speakers
Meng Fei:Meng Fei is the director of Green Kunming NGO. He started his career of raising environmental awareness as a volunteer from 2012, and joined environmental protection NGO full-time in 2017, concentrating on industrial and transportation pollution issues. He has stepped in the career of translating climate change films and books since 2020.

Lauren Cook: Lauren Cook is a molecular ecologist and PhD candidate based at the Natural History Museum. Her research focuses on the study of environmental DNA (eDNA) and other molecular tools to study ecosystems, including emerging pathogen ecology in aquaculture and biodiversity. She is also an award-winning freelance artist and stop-motion animator, using her platform to promote UK wildlife and connection to nature.

Live Event Link

Natural History Museum Website

We will collect audience questions before the event and pass on to the speakers to answer the questions at the live event. If you have any questions or interesting ideas related to climate change topics or for the speakers, please leave your questions by sending email to

We look forward to your participation!

Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum is both a world-leading science research centre and the most-visited natural history museum in Europe.
With a vision of a future in which both people and the planet thrive, it is uniquely positioned to be a powerful champion for balancing humanity’s needs with those of the natural world. The Museum uses its enormous global reach to meet its mission to create advocates for the planet – to inform, inspire and empower everyone to make a difference for nature.