Around the world, in local communities, in networks and together, many museums are already contributing to climate change education, empowerment and action, contributing to the aims of the Paris Agreement. Many museums don’t even realise they are doing this, or don’t have opportunities to share their work in this area. This short questionnaire aims to help them to do so, by gathering individual experiences to understand museums’ collective impact. 

In June 2019, the United Nations repeated the importance of education, training, public awareness, public participation, public access to information, and international co-operation to achieve the Paris Agreement. These 6 areas are referred to as Action for Climate Empowerment. They also recognized the key role that a broad range of specific stakeholders, including cultural institutions and museums, play in Action for Climate Empowerment.

In 2020, Action for Climate Empowerment and the Doha Work Programme (2012-20, which focused on public education and involvement) will be reviewed by the United Nations, to share information on activities and results, best practices, lessons learned and emerging gaps and needs, as well as recommendations and views on future work to enhance Action for Climate Empowerment.

This questionnaire is intended to:
1. Help empower museum workers, museums, museum networks and their partners to connect their work with the Paris Agreement, and

2. To gather information that can contribute to a submission to the review of the Doha Work Programme, to be submitted by February 2020, so that

3. The United Nations, who set the future work programme, are aware of the potential and contribution of museums to Action for Climate Empowerment

There are c.55,000 museums in the world, and over a million museum workers, reaching many millions of people each year. Climate change has multiple impacts and will be felt everywhere, so is relevant to all museums and all kinds of museums. Museums also have a great deal to offer. Playing a part in the Paris Agreement gives museums a great opportunity to contribute very concretely to a key challenge facing society and the environment.

This questionnaire is for museum workers, museums and museum networks. Only one response is required per institution/network. Some information may be shared as part of an open-access report, presentation and/or in publications. By providing information (except personal contact details) you agree to it being shared in these ways.  Personal contact details will not be shared. Information will be stored securely.
About you

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* 1. Are you happy to take part in this survey? (if you reply no, this will be the end of the survey for you)

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* 2. Your name

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* 3. Organisation

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* 4. Country your work relates to

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* 5. Email address if it is ok to follow up with you (or leave blank if not)

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* 6. Are you answering from the perspective of

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* 7. Would you like your help acknowledged in any resulting reports or publications?

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* 8. It is important to gather figures (for example numbers of participants in climate-related activities, numbers of these activities) to report total activity across all museums. These will be grouped and reported overall. You have the option for your figures to only be included in grouped figures in reports and publications. 

Only include figures (numbers of people, numbers of events) within grouped figures? (so readers cannot see specifically how many participants or events you were involved in)

Note throughout this survey 'relating to climate change' means referencing or alluding to climate change causes and consequences in some way, but not necessarily restricted to climate change. So, an exhibition or event that includes climate change within the topic or content would count.

Where it asks for figures, these only need to be very approximate. If you think an answer is between 1 and 10 but are not sure, put 5; if it is between 10 and 100, put 50; or between 1,000 and 10000, put 5,000. 
Education on climate change in museums
Summary: “Education enables people to understand the causes and consequences of climate change, to make informed decisions and to take appropriate actions to address climate change” (ACE Guidelines and UNESCO, 2016).

From the Doha Work Programme: “Cooperate in, promote, facilitate, develop and implement formal and non-formal education and training programmes focused on climate change at all levels, targeting women and youth in particular, and including the exchange or secondment of personnel to train experts.”

Characteristics: “Education seeks to achieve profound, long-term changes in understanding, particularly among young people. It involves developing educational curricula, training of trainers and teachers and adequate pedagogies. The results of a successful programme would ultimately be a population whose deep-seated appreciation of the climate challenge leads to greater national action and commitment.” (from ACE Guidelines)

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* 9. From 2016-19, have you co-operated in, promoted, facilitated, developed and/or implemented formal education and training programmes (schools, colleges, university) relating to climate change?

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* 10. If yes, please estimate the total number of people reached by these activities from 2016-2019:

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* 11. From 2016-19, have you co-operated in, promoted, facilitated, developed and/or implemented informal and non-formal (out-of school, lifelong learning) education programmes relating to climate change?

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* 12. If yes, please estimate the total number of people reached by these activities from 2016-2019:

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* 13. From 2016-19, have you co-operated in, promoted, facilitated, developed and/or implemented formal or non-formal education and training programmes  about climate change targeting women?

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* 14. If yes, please estimate the total number of people reached by these activities from 2016-2019:

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* 15. From 2016-19, have you co-operated in, promoted, facilitated, developed and/or implemented formal or non-formal education and training programmes about climate change targeting youth?

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* 16. If yes, please estimate the total number of people reached by these activities from 2016-2019:

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* 17. Exchange or secondment of personnel to train experts
From 2016-19, have you taken part in or supported exchange or secondment of staff to train experts so that they can support climate change education?

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* 18. If yes, please estimate the total number of people reached by these activities from 2016-2019:

Training of museum staff and their partners
Summary: “Training provides the technical skills and advanced knowledge needed to support the transition to green economies and sustainable, climate-resilient societies.” (from ACE Guidelines)

 From the Doha Work Programme: “Cooperate in, promote, facilitate, develop and implement training programmes focused on climate change for groups with a key role, such as scientific, technical and managerial personnel, journalists, teachers and community leaders at the local, national, subregional, regional and international levels, as appropriate. Technical skills and knowledge provide an opportunity to adequately address and respond to climate change issues.”

 Characteristics: “Training programmes seek to spread specific practical skills that can have an immediate practical application. Examples include the ability to gather and interpret climate data, conduct inventories of national emissions, and identify climate-friendly technologies. Training is about learning by doing – individuals, communities and organizations can all benefit from ongoing learning.” (from ACE Guidelines)


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* 19. From 2016-19, have you promoted, facilitated, developed and/or implemented training programmes for museum workers focussed on climate change? (for example, by organising conferences, workshops, training programmes, mentoring)

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* 20. If yes, were these for any particular groups of staff/roles:

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* 21. Was the focus of these training programmes

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* 22. If yes, please estimate the total number of people reached by these activities from 2016-2019:

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* 23. What methods were used?

Public awareness
Summary from ACE Guidelines: “Successful public awareness campaigns engage communities and individuals in the common effort needed to carry out national and international climate change policies”

From the Doha Work Programme: “Cooperate in, promote, facilitate, develop and implement public awareness programmes on climate change and its effects at the national and, as appropriate, subregional, regional and international levels by, inter alia, encouraging contributions and personal action in addressing climate change, supporting climate-friendly policies and fostering behavioural changes, including by using popular media, noting the important role that social media platforms and strategies can play in this context.”

Characteristics: “Many governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), intergovernmental organizations and UN agencies have already launched major public awareness programmes. But there remains an enormous unmet need for more outreach. Creating a successful outreach programme that truly changes behaviour involves targeted and systematic communications.” (ACE Guidelines)

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* 24. From 2016-19, which of the following have you cooperated in, promoted, facilitated, developed and/or implemented:

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Fostering behaviour changes to address climate change by the public
Encouraging personal action in addressing climate change
Supporting climate-friendly policies to the public

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* 25. By what methods have you raised public awareness from 2016-19

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* 26. Approximately how many of these activities have you used to raise public awareness around climate change during 2016-19

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Exhibitions
Public events
Outreach events

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* 27. Approximately how many people have you reached for each type of event about climate change during 2016-19

  1-99 100-999 1,000-9,999 10,000-99,999 100,000-999,999 1-9.99 million 10-100 million
Exhibitions
Public events
Social media
Outreach events

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* 28. Please give up to 3 examples, with years and number of people reached

Public access to information
Summary from ACE Guidelines: “Ensuring public participation in decision-making and public access to information provides people with the tools and opportunities they need to play a more active role.”

From the Doha Work Programme: “Facilitate public access to data and information, by providing the information on climate change initiatives, policies and results of actions that is needed by the public and other stakeholders to understand, address and respond to climate change. This should take into account such factors as quality of Internet access, literacy and language issues.”

Characteristics: “Programmes to engage citizens and civil society organisations in addressing climate change can be improved by ensuring that information is freely available. This is crucial in order to develop and implement effective policies and to engage people actively in implementing these policies. Technologies such as databases and the internet facilitate the provision of climate information, data and statistics to all citizens.” (from ACE Guidelines)

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* 29. From 2016-19, which of the following have you provided to the public about climate change:

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Provide information on results of actions addressing climate change
Sold products that raise awareness of climate change and/or personal climate action
Provide information on initiatives that address climate change
Provide information on climate policies

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* 30. Have these relied on or taken account of:

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Access to the internet (that is, did they rely on the internet)
Numeracy issues
Language issues
Public participation
Summary from ACE Guidelines: “Ensuring public participation in decision-making and public access to information provides people with the tools and opportunities they need to play a more active role.”

From the Doha Work Programme: “Promote public participation in addressing climate change and its effects and in developing adequate responses, by facilitating feedback, debate and partnership in climate change activities and in governance, noting the important role that social media platforms and strategies can play in this context.”

Characteristics: “By ensuring that people can participate effectively in climate change decision-making and implement climate mitigation and adaptation activities, governments should seek to integrate civil society perspectives and mobilize the general public. In some places, this will prompt profound changes to how political leaders and civil servants are accustomed to working and encourage people to be more attentive to policy-making.” (from ACE Guidelines)

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* 31. From 2016-19, which of the following have you supported, developed and/or implemented:

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Facilitate debate between different stakeholders to promote climate change action and policy
Provide opportunities for people to give feedback on climate change policies and related activity to local or international policy workers
Provide opportunities for the public to meet with and/or work with decision-makers
Promote partnerships between different stakeholders to promote climate change action and policy
Seek civil society perspectives that have been made available to policy-makers

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* 32. What methods did you use for these:

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* 33. Please estimate the total number of people reached by these activities from 2016-2019:

International co-operation
Summary from ACE Guidelines: [The five elements of ACE mentioned above] can all be strengthened through international cooperation. Governments and organizations can support each other with resources, ideas and inspiration for developing climate action programmes.

From the Doha Work Programme: “Subregional, regional and international cooperation in undertaking activities within the scope of the work programme can enhance the collective ability of Parties to implement the Convention. The efforts of Inter-Governmental Organisations and Non-Governmental Organisations can also contribute to its implementation. Such cooperation can further enhance synergies between conventions and improve the effectiveness of all sustainable development efforts.”

Characteristics: “International cooperation and exchange can play a major role in strengthening ACE efforts. Many governments and relevant stakeholders need access to expertise and financial and technical resources so they can develop their own climate change programmes. All countries can benefit from sharing success stories, exchanging personnel and strengthening institutional capacity.” (from ACE Guidelines)

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* 34. Have you co-operated internationally around climate change education and empowerment during 2016-19

Approaches to climate change education, awareness-raising and empowerment

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* 35. Have your educational, training and awareness-raising activities on climate change focussed on:

  Never Rarely Sometimes Often/usually Always
The challenges of climate change
Solutions to climate change
Equal balance of challenges and solutions
Opportunities presented by climate change
Focus on knowledge/information about climate change and its impacts
Focus on attitudes/values about climate change and its impacts
Focus on practical actions to addressing climate change and its impacts
Local perspectives
Global perspectives
Mix of local and global perspectives
Emphasising connection between local and global perspectives
Climate change and its effects on people
Climate change and its effects on nature
Climate change and its effects on people and nature
Climate change and its effects in the past
Climate change and its effects in the present
Climate change and its effects in the future
Climate change and its effects in the past, present and future connected

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* 36. Please share one example of best practice, whether your own or someone else's, that you think can help others to support climate change education and action through museums

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* 37. Does this relate most closely to

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* 38. What is the most important lesson you have learnt about climate change education and action during 2016-19?

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* 39. What emerging gap or need do you think hinders climate change education and action through museums?

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* 40. This questionnaire aimed to help museum workers and networks have greater awareness of how they can contribute to the Paris Agreement. 

As a result of this questionnaire, would you say you are more aware of the ways that museums can contribute to the Paris Agreement?

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* 41. What single thing would help you accelerate or amplify your work to support Action for Climate Empowerment (please try to avoid simply saying 'money')?

Thank you for taking the time to contribute to this survey. Your contributions are really crucial to its success.
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