Environment

More than 500 museums launch art project to confront mass biodiversity loss across UK

"The Wild Escape" responds to new research from London's Natural History Museum, which finds the UK is one of the most nature depleted countries in the world

Venice Biennale 2022 gets eco accolade, winning carbon neutrality status

Organisers of this year’s art and dance editions recycled exhibition materials and switched to renewable energy sources

Why is Van Gogh under attack?

Vincent’s best-loved paintings are singled out by climate protestors

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The evergreen use of trees in art: just how sustainable is the greenery in our homes and museums?

While seemingly sustainable on the surface, arboreal art requires long-term planning and care to be impactful

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'Museums are allies': at Cop27, Icom speaks out about climate change protestors attacking art

Choosing museums as a backdrop to protests is "a testament of their symbolic power and relevance in the discussions around the climate emergency,” International Council of Museums says

'In 100 years, all these antiquities will be gone': as Cop27 opens in Egypt, climate crisis is still taboo subject at art and heritage institutions

As the latest UN Climate Change Conference opens in Egypt, art institutions have yet to take the climate lessons to heart

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Crisis in the Amazon: Richard Mosse on his monumental video tracking the destruction of the rainforest

The Irish artist’s latest work, on show in London and Melbourne, is the culmination of a three-year project

Ethereum, the NFT market's blockchain of choice, cuts its CO2 output by 99%

The long-awaited shift looks set to make the world of NFTs considerably less harmful to the environment

Art collectors listen up—here's how you can actually reduce your carbon footprint (while continuing to buy work)

As the art market’s prime players, collectors' choices are of utmost importance in improving our industry

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Carbon offsetting is just another form of greenwashing—and the art world must stop pretending otherwise

Rather than hoping for a magic fix to neutralise our emissions, it is more realistic to fund projects that involve direct and strategic impact

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The art industry needs a genuine sea change—in the shipping sense

Transporting an artwork by ship can reduce its carbon impact by up to 95% compared to air freight

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Activists glue themselves to painting in Glasgow museum to protest art world's fossil fuel use

Two demonstrators are in police custody after they attached themselves to a 19th-century landscape by Horatio McCulloch at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery

From Whitechapel to Saudi Arabia: Iwona Blazwick takes up a new post as AlUla public art supremo

Drive to rebrand Middle Eastern country as a cultural destination underpinned by human rights concerns

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Musicals to motherhood: the Serpentine Galleries' Lucia Pietroiusti on her greatest influences

The curator tell us about her favourite books, television shows and artists

Building with rubbish and fighting fish farming: How artists are leading the charge to combat the climate crisis

In matters environmental, artists have long been the driving force to reforming the sector

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Green is the New Black: a new column spotlighting the movers and shakers making the art world more environmentally sustainable

From industry-wide coalitions to individual initiatives, our correspondent Louisa Buck looks at how the art industry is responding to our climate and ecological crisis

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Storm Eunice damages UK heritage sites and forces museums and galleries to close

Cultural sites turn away visitors while iconic architecture is “shredded to pieces” by storm

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Five key takeaways from the first Gallery Climate Coalition conference in London

Dealers, museum directors and environmental consultants gathered to strategise how the sector can decarbonise and enact real change

Seven ways museums are responding to the climate crisis

We talk to museum innovators around the world who are taking climate action, from the art on the walls to the food on the restaurant menu

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‘The numbers no longer add up’: artist Olafur Eliasson calls for solidarity as Cop26 kicks off

Eliasson will present a film with activist Kumi Naidoo at the summit on how the worlds of art and activism can help each other curb the climate crisis

More turmoil at UK Science Museum Group as two trustees step down over ties to coal conglomerate

Hannah Fry and Jo Foster quit museum as it partners with Indian company Adani to sponsor a new "green" gallery, due to open in 2023

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Climate crisis warnings—including from Greta Thunberg—beamed onto Tate Modern's tower by artist Jenny Holzer

The travelling installation will head to Scotland for Cop26, the 26th UN Climate Change Conference, which starts this weekend

Can the art world really change its wasteful ways?

Plus, Mark Rothko’s late paintings at Pace’s new London space and Nicolas Poussin at the National Gallery

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A greener way of working: seven artists on how they are reducing their carbon footprint in their practice

Artists including Antony Gormley, Fiona Banner and Tino Sehgal are responding to the climate emergency in the way they produce their work

'Now is the time': UK artists and galleries unite for climate campaign to mark COP26 conference

Conservation charity WWF and curatorial collective Artwise call on art world to raise funds and awareness for climate action