Climate Change Alliance Inaugural Summit
From 4-6 December 2018, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne Gardens will host an inaugural climate change summit. Ten botanical organisations from around the world, as well as three peak botanic gardens bodies, Botanic Gardens Conservation International, the International Association of Botanic Gardens and Botanic Gardens Australia and New Zealand, will attend the summit.
The purpose of the summit is to share expertise and to build a platform for international partnerships in the knowledge gap area of climate change adaptation for living collections and landscapes.
Other Objectives Include:
Creating a network and strategic partnerships with other botanical organisations that demonstrate progressive thinking in adaptation to climate change for living collections;
Sharing expertise, strategies and methodologies for dealing with climate change;
Strengthening leadership in developing effective responses to impacts of climate change on plant diversity; and
Laying the foundation for establishing a Climate Change Alliance (CCA) of global botanical organisations, with a view to each participant taking the lead for developing a network of botanical organisations within their geographic remit.
This summit was developed as a result of the Landscape Succession Strategy objective to ‘lead and facilitate networks and partnerships with relevant organisations in landscape-related conservation of biodiversity, human health, urban greening and water management.’
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