[Taxacom] Meeting Announcement - The Global Partnership for Plant Conservation, 5-7 July 2011

Jim Solomon Jim.Solomon at mobot.org
Tue Mar 8 12:58:46 CST 2011

Meeting Announcement


The Global Partnership for Plant Conservation - Supporting the worldwide
implementation of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation.


Organized by the Global Partnership for Plant Conservation (GPPC) in
association with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological
Diversity (SCBD) and Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI)


Hosted by Missouri Botanical Garden, St Louis, Missouri, U.S.A., 5-7
July 2011


Conference Web site: http://www.mobot.org/gppc2011/

Conference Email address: gppc2011 at mobot.org


The goal of this conference is to bring together plant conservation
scientists, policy makers and practitioners from throughout the world to
share methods and results that will advance plant conservation
measurably. We hope that the conference will attract a wide range of
participants to share their experiences and further the development of
plant conservation science in this the U.N. Decade of Biological


In October 2010 in Nagoya, Japan, the 10th Conference of the Parties of
the Convention on Biological Diversity adopted a Decision incorporating
a consolidated update of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation for
the period 2011-2020. This updated GSPC includes 16 targets for plant
conservation to be achieved by 2020. The role of the Global Partnership
for Plant Conservation is recognized by the CBD in supporting GSPC
implementation worldwide and this conference aims to help guide future
plant conservation priorities.


The objectives of the meeting will include:


* Showcase examples and share experience from around the world on GSPC
implementation, particularly during the period 2002 to 2010, to provide
guidance and support for national and regional GSPC implementation
entering into the new phase;

* Assist the ongoing efforts to consider and develop further the
technical rationales, milestones and indicators for the GSPC up to 2020
and harmonize with the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020;

* Review the draft GSPC toolkit that is being prepared to support GSPC
implementation at all levels (and prior to its submission for review by
the Convention);

* Help build leadership amongst the participating organizations for
monitoring and delivery of the GSPC targets.


The conference will provide an opportunity for a strategic discussion on
(and progress in) mainstreaming plant conservation in national
development agendas, including links to the implementation of the CBD's
Strategic Plan as well as providing guidance and suggestions for
countries that are updating National Biodiversity Strategies and Action
Plans (NBSAPs) to include the targets of the GSPC. The meeting will also
help efforts made to build on and evaluate progress in implementing the
GSPC from 2002 to 2010 and how these experiences can support enhanced
implementation over the coming decade. Sharing experiences will also
assist those that are setting national targets for plant conservation or
using the GSPC and CBD Strategic Plan to provide a flexible framework
for their efforts in plant conservation at all levels.


Visit the Conference web site (http://www.mobot.org/gppc2011/
<http://www.mobot.org/gppc2011/> ) for full details on the program and

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