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19 Oct 2020

The Climate Change Alliance of Botanic Gardens

The time for working together is now. The time for action is now.

Start preparing your organisation for our future climate

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.

Become a Member for Free

Benefits of Alliance membership include access to:

  • climate risk assessment tools and resources
  • a global pool of diverse expertise and support
  • increased community profile
  • enhancements to skills and techniques to identify and manage climate change impacts

Download the Alliance Charter

Australian Botanic Gardens Members

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 —

  • Gargarro Botanic Garden Ltd
  • Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens
  • Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust (Sydney)
  • Araluen Botanic Park
  • Botanic Gardens Australia and New Zealand
  • Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
  • Friends of Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens
  • Olive Pink Botanic Garden
  • Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium of South Australia
  • Waite Arboretum
  • Sale Botanic Gardens
  • Fangorn Private Botanic Garden
  • Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden
  • The Tasmanian Arboretum Inc.
  • Castlemaine Botanical Gardens
  • The System Garden – The University of Melbourne

On behalf of the CCABG Secretariat
Peter Symes
Curator Horticulture, Melbourne Gardens, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

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