This site uses cookies to provide a better experience. Continuing navigation accept the use of cookies by us OK

Biodiversity and Climate Change



Biodiversity and Climate Change

Screening of Extinction: The Facts by Sir David Attenborough

Preceded by an expert panel discussion

The Italian Cultural Institute is pleased to co-organise this event on the important topics of biodiversity and climate change in partnership with the British High Commission in Australia, the Embassy of Italy in Australia, the British Consulate General and the Italian Consulate General.

botanic houseThe event will be held at the Botanic House, within the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney, and will feature the screening of Sir David Attenborough’s documentary Extinction: The Facts. The screening will be preceded by an expert panel discussion. In the documentary, Sir Attenborough explores the issues of the ongoing 6th mass extinction, caused by humans, and the consequences of biodiversity loss and climate change.

The event will be attended by H.E. Vicki Treadell, British High Commissioner to Australia, and H.E. Francesca Tardioli, Ambassador of Italy in Australia.

The expert panel will include Denise Ora, Chief Executive, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, Benedetta Brevini, journalist, media activist, Associate Professor of political economy of communication at the University of Sydney and author of different publications on climate change, Emma Camp, marine biologist and Deputy Team Leader of the Future Reefs Program within the Climate Change Cluster at the University of Technology, Sydney, and Derek Lath, Institutional Affairs Director at Ferrero Australia.

This event is part of the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Changepre conference logo blue cmyk (COP26 - UNFCCC) which will take place in Glasgow in November this year.

The COP 26 meeting is particularly important because it takes place five years after the Paris Agreement (COP21), during which almost all UN Member States undertook specific commitments to reduce climate-altering emissions and agreed that their National Plans for emission reduction should be reviewed on a five-year basis.

The United Kingdom and Italy agreed on partnering in the preparation and presidency of the COP26 that was to be held in 2020, then postponed to 2021 due to the COVID19 pandemic. The United Kingdom holds the Presidency and will host the Conference in Glasgow in November.

Italy will host the Preparatory Conference (pre-COP), which is the main negotiating gathering in preparation for the Conclusions of the Conference, the 'Youth4Climate: driving ambition' event’, which will focus on the meaningful involvement of the younger generations, and other side events. The events will take place in Milan: 'Youth4Climate: driving ambition' from 28 to 30 September 2021 and the PreCOP from 30 September to 2 October.

Entry by invitation only.

Limited places will be make available for our members; information will follow via our Newsletter.

It is possible to watch the video of the event HERE.


Date: Thursday, March 04, 2021

Time: From 6:00 pm To 9:00 pm

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura

In collaboration with : British High Commission, Ambasciata d'Italia, Consolato Generale Britannico e Consolato Generale d’Italia

Entrance : Free


Botanic House, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney