Available in : Vietnamese
On a mission to empower consumers to drive a transformative global response to the climate emergency, not-for-profit Zero-carbon 2030 is launching in collaboration with Lawsons Auctioneers the Art for Climate Auction in February 2021 – an innovative online fundraising event putting an inspiring collection of works by world-renowned artists under the hammer.
The artworks do not focus on the environment per se, but they serve as a reminder of how humans interact with the natural world, a natural world which is under threat due to climate change,” said Adam Thwaites, Head of Art at Lawsons.
Eco-conscious artists have generously donated their original works to the Art for Climate Auction, and the founder and CEO of Zero-carbon 2030, Duncan Ritchie, has also contributed 60+ pieces from his own personal collection. Altogether, 79 original artworks – from impressionism and contemporary abstract to original illustrations from much-loved children’s books – will be featured in the online auction proudly hosted by Lawsons from the 5th to 23rd February 2021.
“We are so grateful to have received such wonderful contributions from artists all around the world. We salute them for caring about the environment and the effects of climate change,” says Duncan. “I believe our world is in need of repair. My intention is to use my art to make a positive difference. I can do this by supporting causes like Zero-carbon 2030 that can raise awareness and empower the people to heal our planet.” Rina Koshkina explained, reflecting the sentiment of many of the artists that donated their work. “Immediate action to counter climate change is crucial and Lawsons Auctioneers is proud to take part in an auction where funds will contribute to positive changes,” added Adam.
True to the ethos, Carbon Neutral have joined the cause and will provide offset solutions associated with transport of the artwork, by offering native reforestation offsets from the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor. All proceeds from the Art for Climate Auction will support zero-carbon 2030’s work to scale up its Carbon Ratings which assess the climate commitments and actions of companies worldwide. And with more Carbon Ratings, Zero-carbon 2030 can put reliable climate information in the hands of more consumers and investors, all accessible with just a tap via a new mobile app to be launched in beta-test mode in February.
The funding will enable Zero-carbon 2030 to enhance its mobile app’s capabilities and partially automate the Carbon Rating process by harnessing Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing – creating an effective human-AI collaboration.
The Art for Climate Auction catalogue is available for download on Zero-carbon 2030’s website HERE . Bidding is open on Lawsons’ website from the 5th to 23rd
February 2021, closing at 8pm AEDT.
Available in : Vietnamese