Contribute to the next issue of Roots on climate change

  • Region

    Global
  • Topic

    Public Engagement
  • Type

    News
  • Source

    BGCI

The next issue of Roots, due to be published in May 2021, is all about climate change.

Time is of the essence. The latest IPCC report predicts that we have less than 10 years to significantly reduce carbon emissions if we are to avoid the worse consequences of climate change. Consequences that would have a devastating impact on both humans and biodiversity. This means that we must engage as many people as possible, as quickly as possible, worldwide to address this effort.

Botanic gardens as centres of plant conservation and public engagement have a key role to play in this effort. How are you incorporating climate change engagement into your education programmes? Have you developed a new and innovative way of engaging your visitors with climate change? Are you using climate change to engage a wider audience with the work of your garden? Are you supporting your visitors to contribute to climate change action?

We are currently looking for a variety of contributions including articles and education resources.

To contribute, please send a 100 word abstract to Helen Miller by 15th January 2021