Adoption and refinement of the original Strategy 2002-2010
In decision VI/9
, COP adopted the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation, and invited relevant organizations to endorse the strategy and contribute to its implementation. Parties and Governments were further invited to develop national and/or regional targets and to incorporate these into relevant plans, programmes and initiatives. National strategies and plans
are now available from several Parties.
In the same decision, COP requested SBSTTA to develop ways and means for promoting implementation of the strategy and for monitoring and assessing progress. To this end, stakeholder consultations and meetings were held on various targets, to clarify the scope of activities under each target, to develop sub-targets or milestones, and to establish baseline data and a series of indicators.
Liaison Group Meeting (11-12 October 2002, Cartagena, Colombia)
In response to decision VI/9, the Executive Secretary invited a group of experts to act as an informal liaison group in order to provide additional guidance on the implementation and monitoring of the strategy. The meeting was organized in collaboration with Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) and supported by HSBC, through its “Investing in Nature” partnership.
Expert meeting on the GSPC (5-7 October 2003, Dingle, Ireland)
The Executive Secretary, in line with decision VI/9 and on the advice of the liaison group, convened an expert meeting to review progress in the stakeholder consultations, and to prepare advice for the development and implementation of the Strategy.
- Report of the Expert Group
- Documents of the Expert Group meeting, including stakeholder consultation reports on individual targets. The stakeholder consultation reports are also available here