The Climate Change Alliance of Botanic Gardens brings together botanic organisations and friends to take action to protect and enable adaptation of botanic landscapes in a changing climate. By working together, we can protect our treasured botanic landscapes. The time for working together is now. The time for action is now.
The ‘climatic world’ in which many of our botanic gardens and landscapes were created is already gone and profound challenges confront us into the future. It has been estimated that “in the next 50 years, 20-50% of plants in botanic and urban landscapes will face temperatures never experienced before” (Dr Dave Kendal, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Management, University of Tasmania).
Joining the Alliance as a member is free and there are no demanding requirements—just a commitment to climate change actions (large or small) for safeguarding the legacy of our plant collections, landscapes, and biodiversity for future generations. Who Can Join?
Your organisation’s unique capabilities, experiences and perspectives are essential to fully support the botanical community of arborists, botanists, horticulturists, and scientists who protect plants and landscapes worldwide. Importantly for those gardens who have not yet started adaptation planning, even sharing your initial questions, needs, or concerns can be a valuable contribution to this emerging community, as those can help guide the work ahead.
We look forward to welcoming you to the global movement that is the Climate Change Alliance of Botanic Gardens.
Benefits of Alliance membership include access to:
The Climate Change Alliance of Botanic Gardens was launched at the inaugural botanic gardens Climate Change Summit, which took place at Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria in Melbourne in December 2018.
Joining the founding partners that agreed at the Summit to form the Alliance, are 100+ botanical gardens and arboreta from across the world including —
On behalf of the CCABG Secretariat
Curator Horticulture, Melbourne Gardens, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria