Cultural landmarks including leading museums around the UK are turning their lights green today to draw attention to the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) taking place in Glasgow.

Art For Your World, a fundraising project led by WWF has organised the action, with the purpose of engaging the arts and culture sector in the fight against climate change.

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The HMS Belfast in London, lit up in green
HMS Belfast, London © Imperial War Museums

Among the museums taking part is the Big Pit Coal Museum, HMS Belfast at Imperial War Museums, the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham, Institut Francais, the National Waterfront Museum, Natural History Museum, and St Fagans National Museum of History.

The funds raised by the project will be used to support WWF’s work in halting deforestation, supporting indigenous communities, conserving forests, replanting seagrass meadows, protecting endangered species and promoting sustainable lifestyles.

The Ikon Gallery in Birmingham, with top floor windows lit up in green light
Ikon Gallery, Birmingham. Image courtesy Ikon

Those not lighting up their building have instead taken to social media to show their support. The likes of the Tate Modern, The Photographers’ Gallery, Modern Art Oxford, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Dundee Contemporary Arts, and National Museum Wales are all to post about the movement on Instagram.

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