Botanic Gardens as Models of Environmental Sustainability: Managing environmental sustainability in times of rapid global change

Mark Richardson, Kevin Frediani (Lead / Corresponding author), Keith Manger, Richard Piacentini, Paul Smith

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    Abstract

    Climate change, loss of habitats and biodiversity are a symptom of humanity’s unsustainable use of natural resources, particularly in the developed parts of the world. Conventional ways of building and operating will not solve this problem. We need a major paradigm shift in the way we live and operate to reduce the risk of serious climate change and environmental degradation.

    Botanic gardens have a strong role to play in promoting environmental sustainability through their own management practices and by engaging and inspiring their visitors, staff and funders to understand the critical role that plants play in supporting life on our planet. This is especially important in times of rapid global change.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationFrom Idea to Realisation
    Subtitle of host publicationBGCI’s Manual on Planning, Developing and Managing Botanic Gardens
    EditorsJoachim Gratzfeld
    PublisherBotanic Garden Conservation International (BGCI)
    Chapter8
    Pages226-239
    Number of pages14
    ISBN (Electronic)9781905164653
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2016

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