As one of the world's leading horticultural organizations we are
aware of the potential threat to our work and to wider society
posed by climate change. We take the view that we have to
start acting proactively to consider what climate change will mean
in terms of our future. We have to look at the challenges,
not just of water shortage but of what pests and diseases we might
have to contend with in the future.
Our policy has always been one of sustainability, recycling and
minimising our impact on the environment. We will continue to
develop our ideas and see how we practically employ in the
cemeteries the breadth and wealth of horticultural experience we
already have as an organisation but also think about how might the
public react to changes.
To this end we have undertaken an experiment to demonstrate the
possible adaptations to climate change the Commission might
employ. Two cemeteries in France and two in Belgium have been
chosen reflecting the fact that the majority of our cemeteries and
memorials are in northern Europe.
For more information on this experiment and details on our
climate change policy please click here.