Global Strategy for Plant Conservation

In-Depth Review

The Plant Conservation Report outlines progress made to date, from 2002 to 2008. The Report also highlights the urgent challenges and some priorities for further implementation up to 2010, as well as providing a background and rationale for further global initiatives in plant conservation beyond 2010. The full report is available below:

PLANT CONSERVATION REPORT: A review of progress in implementing the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC) (UNEP/CBD/COP/9/INF/25).

Background to the In-Depth-review

1. In decision VII/31, on its multi-year programme of work up to 2010, the Conference of the Parties decided to consider the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC) as an issue for in-depth consideration at its ninth meeting. In preparation, the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) carried out a review of the GSPC. At its twelfth meeting, SBSTTA considered the in depth review of the implementation of the GSPC and adopted recommendation XII/2 for consideration by the Conference of the Parties.

2. Paragraph 3 of that recommendation requests the Executive Secretary to develop by the ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties, in collaboration with the Global Partnership for Plant Conservation, UNEP -World Conservation Monitoring Centre and relevant organizations, and taking into account contributions from Parties, other Governments and relevant stakeholders, a “Plant Conservation Report” that could provide inputs to the third edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook and serve as a communication and awareness-raising tool on the implementation of the Strategy.