Global Strategy for Plant Conservation

Implementation of the Strategy

Measures to implement the Strategy will need to be put in place at international, regional, national, and subnational levels. This includes the development of national targets and their incorporation into relevant plans, programmes and initiatives, including national biodiversity strategies and action plans. National targets will vary from country to country according to differences in levels of plant diversity and national priorities. Multilateral and bilateral funding agencies should consider putting in place policies and procedures to ensure that their funding activities are supportive of and do not run counter to the strategy and its targets.

The Strategy should be implemented in harmony with the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and with other programmes of work, instruments and protocols, and initiatives of the Convention. In addition, it will be necessary to develop a monitoring framework for the Strategy for the period 2011-2020 including a review and harmonization of the indicators and milestones consistent with the processes under the biodiversity indicators framework of the Convention.

In order to ensure that progress in implementation is not constrained by limited funding and lack of training workshops there will be a need to backstop the updated strategy with sufficient human, technical and financial resources in order to achieve the targets by 2020. Therefore, in addition to the Parties to the Convention, further development and implementation of the strategy should involve a range of actors, including:
  • international initiatives (e.g., international conventions, intergovernmental organizations, United Nations agencies, multilateral aid agencies);
  • members of the Global Partnership for Plant Conservation;
  • conservation and research organizations (including protected-area management boards, botanic gardens, gene banks, universities, research institutes, non-governmental organizations and networks of non-governmental organizations);
  • communities and major groups (including indigenous and local communities, farmers, women, youth);
  • governments (central, regional, local authorities); and
  • the private sector.