Video: Act Now, Eden tells COP26


A captivating story in the night sky above the Eden Project is imploring leaders at the forthcoming UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) to ‘Act Now’ to combat global warming.

The dramatic display is told from the viewpoint of a visiting alien and is created by nearly 300 drones soaring over the biomes, conveying the compelling message that a good planet really is hard to find.

The one-off 90-second film launching today (Oct 28) shows the solar-powered and lit-up drones forming kaleidoscopic 3D patterns in a brand-new technology driven art form.

The drones dance together high above the vast bowl of the former china clay quarry creating the illusion of moving particles of matter.

The Eden Project collaborated with display company Celestial – whose cutting-edge drone fleet is currently the largest in the UK – and Volvo Car UK to create the film and images just prior to COP26 opening in Glasgow.

David Harland, Chief Executive of Eden Project International, said: “With our new film we’ve chosen a dramatic way to convey to world leaders that they must act now. To back this up, we’ll continue to do everything in our powers to rebuild relationships between people and the natural world.

“From our first transformation of a former mine to a global garden through to the imminent arrival of deep geothermal power at Eden, for two decades we’ve aimed to inspire the widest possible audience into action, using creativity and culture, science and storytelling to engender change.

“COP26 really must be the moment that words become real action and that everyone walks the talk.”