2nd World Scientific Congress Challenges in Botanical Research and Climate Change
Delft, The Netherlands, 29 June - 4 July 2008
Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI)
Botanical Garden TU Delft
Word of thanks by Bob
Pictures of the Congress
Pictures of the Opening Sculptural Exhibition
- Opening lectures and debate on Sunday 29 June 2008:
Bjørn Lomborg & Andreas Fischlin
Lomborg: Author of
“The Skeptical Environmentalist” and “Cool It”, director of Copenhagen Consensus Center, Denmark
Fischlin: Head of Terrestrial Systems ecology group, co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize 2007, Switzerland
Dear Colleagues and Friends
On behalf of Botanic Gardens Conservation International and the Delft University of Technology
we are delighted to inform you that the 2nd World Botanic Garden
Science Congress will be held in Delft, the Netherlands, on 29 June - 4
July 2008. The title of the Congress is Challenges in Botanical
Research and Climate Change and the main themes are Conservation and
Climate Change, Bionics, New Systematics and Future Issues. We invite
you all to join us at this exciting Congress.
Delft is a charming small university town, with a range of good hotels,
restaurants and pubs. It is famous for its Delft Blueware and the old
canals lined with historic buildings. Increasingly Delft is also
becoming famous for its innovative plant-based research, which is
helping to tackle a range of technological and environmental problems.
You will be inspired to see the practical and applied solutions that
are being developed in our labs and botanic garden.
The Congress will provide opportunities to share experiences and
research findings from botanic gardens around the world. The programme
will include talks by influential scientists and environmental leaders,
facilitated discussions and practical demonstrations. A wide range of
social events is also being planned. More details will follow on this
We warmly encourage you all to participate in this exciting Congress
that will demonstrate the huge potential of plant-based research to
solve real problems at a time of rapid environmental change.
We look forward to meeting you in Delft
Botanical Garden Delft
University of Technology
| Sara Oldfield
Secretary General, BGCI
View the movie "Growing Solutions"
on the scientific research in the Botanical Garden of the Delft University of Technology.
Interested in buying the DVD? Please contact the congress secretariat.