Climate SmART Award goes to “The Science Express”

Climate SmART Award goes to “The Science Express”

The second year of SUNx Climate SmART Awards with LCD saw a huge increase in the number of museums and exhibitions around the world focusing on Climate Resilience Exhibits – not surprising given the sharp increase in extreme weather events.

Some have now become permanent facilities – so the range and quality is improving, making life harder, yet more rewarding for our judging panel from the SUNx Council. In the end, it came down to 3 incredible entries from different continents.

The Climate Museum from New York USA – whose vision that “an informed, confident and motivated public will advance Climate Action” could be a theme for this whole Award category – which reflects SUNx commitment to lifetime learning. It was a very close runner up.

The Hangzhou Low Carbon Science and Technology Museum China – is the first Museum dedicated to low carbon solutions, in the world’s most populous country. As such it’s influence over time will be massive – it was a little early this year, perhaps reflected in its theme of “Low carbon life is what people will surely choose in the future”

The Science Express India came out as the eventual winner – largely because of the innovative idea of taking the message to the people – particularly young people and in rural areas. All the judges commented on this unique feature as the differentiator, emphasising that innovation will be a key factor in the war on climate change.










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Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1979), beginning as a travel agent up through today as a publisher of eTurboNews (eTN), one of the world’s most influential and most-read travel and tourism publications. He is also Chairman of ICTP. His experiences include working and collaborating with various national tourism offices and non-governmental organizations, as well as private and non-profit organizations, and in planning, implementing, and quality control of a range of travel and tourism-related activities and programs, including tourism policies and legislation. His major strengths include a vast knowledge of travel and tourism from the point of view of a successful private enterprise owner, superb networking skills, strong leadership, excellent communication skills, strong team player, attention to detail, dutiful respect for compliance in all regulated environments, and advisory skills in both political and non-political arenas with respect to tourism programs, policies, and legislation. He has a thorough knowledge of current industry practices and trends and is a computer and Internet junkie.