General principles

The sixteen outcome clear, stable, long-term targets adopted at global level provide guidance for setting national plant targets. These targets are to be understood in a pragmatic rather than a literal way. They aim to be strategic, rather than comprehensive.

Regional components of the Strategy might be developed, perhaps using a biogeographical approach.

The implementation of the Strategy should be considered within the broader framework of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020. The pressures on biodiversity and the underlying causes of biodiversity loss affect plants as much as other components of biodiversity. The elements covered in the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 are therefore not detailed for the updated Global Strategy for Plant Conservation but should be seen as complementary components that are essential for the effective implementation of the Strategy.