2016 Conference
Plant Conservation and the Sustainable Development Goals

June 28-29, 2016
Missouri Botanical Garden
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Organized by:
Global Partnership for Plant Conservation 
Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
Botanic Gardens Conservation International 
Missouri Botanical Garden

Objectives include: 

  • Showcase examples and share experience from around the world on GSPC implementation, particularly supporting the achievement of the CBD Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and how these contribute to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

  • Provide guidance and support for national and regional GSPC implementation that contributed to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

  • Highlight priorities and objectives for future plant conservation action.

  • Draw new attention to the essential importance of plants for global sustainability and in addressing poverty, securing human wellbeing, peace, stability and overcoming climate change.

Who should attend the conference?

  • National focal points for the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation 
  • Plant conservationists 
  • Representatives of
    • GPPC partner organizations 
    • Donor agencies interested in biodiversity conservation 
    • National biodiversity organizations and development agencies
    • Potential GPPC members
    • Regional biodiversity conservation bodies

Conference information, registration, and abstract submission details coming soon.

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Conference Details

Call for Papers and Posters

Intending delegates are encouraged to submit abstracts of papers or posters for presentation using the form provided. Abstracts of proposals for workshops will also be welcomed. Oral presentations should link closely to one or more of the GSPC targets, to broader local, national or regional GSPC implementation making particular note of the links with the Aichi Targets and/or the Sustainable Development Goals. Posters may be of a more general nature, but should still compliment the overall aims of the conference. Overhead and slide projectors and computer projection facilities will be available in lecture theaters. 

The conference organisers will notify participants at the earliest possible date regarding decision on acceptance of proposed presentations. The conference organisers may request a change in format of presentation from oral to poster format if such a change is required to achieve the best possible technical program.

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Email: gppc2016@mobot.org

For additional conference details, please contact:

Kathy Farris
(314) 577-9418