Plants, Conservation & Global Partnerships

Report on the Global Partnership for Plant Conservation meeting, St Louis, MO, 28-29 June, 2016

View commentary here. A short summary is posted here.

1. What was the meeting about?  The meeting brought together the Global Partnership for Plant Conseravation members (GPPC) and their colleagues to assess progress made against the Aichi the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, and the Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2030.

2. Where to find more news on the meeting? The best sites are those of the UN, and BGCI, and the Convention on BioDiversity’s site. Hashtag for the meeting is #GPPC2016.

3. Where to find my coverage? For a summaries of the meeting, see here (video) and below. For a minute-by-minute coverage, go to Twitter (@anu_hittle).

Conference Summary: Global Strategy for Plant Conservation, St Louis, 28-29 June, 2016

Botanical gardens are a central part of this strategy, and form a network of partners– the Global Partnership for Plant Conservation (GPPC).  While there was no scorecard as such to evaluate how the GPPC is doing under the targets and goals established by the GSPC (Aichi Targets) and the Sustainable Development Goals, the outcomes were as follows (below) and summary posted here:

-highlighting and sharing lessons from successful programs and projects to train and assess biodiversity loss and gains

-Discussions on reaching out to a wider community to raise awareness and sympathy for plant conservation issues

-strategizing on what happens to the GSPC beyond 2020

Outcomes for the period beyond 2020 will be posted on #GPPC2016 on social media in the coming weeks. Follow our tweets: @anu_hittle for coverage of the meeting.

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