Side-Event Details

Title Twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 12)
Venue Pyeongchang, 6 - 17 October 2014
Side Event
Request ID 3169
Event title Plant Conservation 2014: a mid-term review of progress towards the GSPC
Event Description This side event will feature the launch of a new report from the CBD Secretariat and BGCI on the current status of global plant conservation. The report provides details of the value of wild plants both to the global economy and to local communities. It also provides an assessment of the conservation status of wild plants around the world, based on information generated through the mid-term review of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC). The report, published as part of the CBD’s Technical Series, also forms a contribution to the mid-term review of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the fourth edition of Global Biodiversity Outlook. The side event will include a number of presentations that illustrate the importance of plant diversity and describe on-going work focused on the conservation and sustainable use of plants around the world.
Organization and Contact Person
Organization Botanic Gardens Conservation International and Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
Organization Address Descanso House, 199 Kew Road, Richmond, TW9 3BW, UK
Acronym or short name BGCI
Contact Person Ms Suzanne Sharrock
Job Title Director of Global Programmes
Phone +44 208 332 5941
Mobile Phone +44 7984 824901
Side-Event Management
Approved date/time 06/10/2014 13:15
Room/Level Hall B, Room 2 - side-event room
Status Confirmed
  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme