Bloomberg Climate Hope inspires The Carbon Path

23rd Apr 2017 | 4 Comments

Bloomberg Climate Hope inspires The Carbon Path

 Engaging Cities with Climate Change 

Climate Change Communication in cities has never been more crucial as 70% of global carbon emmissions originate from our cities. Positive momentum that speeds action to a low carbon future based around renewable energy technologies is the way forward.

Climate Gardens is meeting this challenge by developing The Carbon Path, a public garden installation to engage mass action on climate change in major capital cities such as Paris and London from 2020.

Why link Climate Change to Gardens?

Gardens and plants connect us to the rapidly changing climate as they respond to daily and local weather patterns as a reflection of the much bigger climate picture.

Every day plants bear witness to the climate changing outside our own back doors. They help us to see the shift in extreme weather scenarios approaching every day in our own lives rather than in a remote Arctic location or deserted island.

Plants survive these changes by harnessing the natural elements of sun, wind and water on a daily basis. It is these natural resources that will enable the adaptation to a low carbon world using the renewable energies of solar, wind and water power.

The concepts for The Carbon Path have been created by Deborah Scott Anderson of Climate Gardens. The designs are being delivered by Tom Massey, a talented UK garden designer. Both Deborah & Tom received Gold Medals for Conceptual Gardens at the 2016 RHS Hampton Court Flower Show in London. 

How can I get involved with The Carbon Path?

This interactive garden project is evolving for delivery from 2020.There is strong interest from various locations and organisations wanting to support this opportunity to catapult climate change into “everyday spaces” in major global cities. If you wish to support The Carbon Path please contact: 

Deborah Scott Anderson  -

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  1. Wendy Desyllas | 5th Mar 2018 09:31 AM

    Have just been looking at this project and found it really interesting. I wondered if there was any plans for it to come to the UK or if you knew of any similar projects?
    Many thanks for your help and any time you can take to answer my enquiry.

  2. Deborah Scott Anderson | 26th Apr 2018 12:21 PM

    Yes Wendy - The Carbon Path will be happening in London and Paris from 2019 - stay tuned for further info or email your address so we can connect directly?
    Thanks for your interest in The Carbon Path and Climate Gardens.

  3. Robert J. Zandbergen | 3rd Aug 2018 11:51 AM

    Dear Debroah,

    I am contributing to the Dutch Horticultural sector for more then 30 years in providing
    attractive retail marketing concepts throughout the world.
    As well as in perennials and flower bulbs, seeds and more more pre-packed products.
    As we are mainly developing new strategeis to meet close at the so-called Point of Sale with the Garden consumers, it is vital for me to crerate a total different approach in why people should garden and its importancy, which is ofcourse large shifted and or have to, seen the recent huge climate change all over.

    In order to conduct a fundamental research in creating new concepts i am very much interested in the “Climate Gardens” ideas and possible neccesary solutions and its thoughts on the “Carbon Path” issues.

    Hope to be in further close contact on this, very needed, matter and views on the “Future Gardens. ‘Simply, because is has become a must - not a question anymore.’

    Kind regards,

    Robert J. Zandbergen - The Netherlands.

  4. Deborah Scott Anderson | 5th Aug 2018 11:48 AM

    Hi Robert

    Thanks for your interest in Climate Gardens.
    The current global heatwave is certainly a wake up call for everyone.

    I firmly believe that plants are a key factor for adaptation to climate change and can help transition to a low carbon future.

    Please contact me at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with any more information about your work.

    Best wishes



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