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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Background Information

Missouri Botanical Garden

With scientists working in 38 countries on six continents around the globe, the Missouri Botanical Garden has one of the largest plant science programs in the world. Its mission is “to discover and share knowledge about plants and their environment in order to preserve and enrich life.” The Garden focuses its work on areas that are rich in biodiversity yet threatened by habitat destruction, and operates the world’s most active research and training programs in tropical botany. Garden scientists collaborate with local institutions, schools and indigenous peoples to understand plants, create awareness, offer alternatives and craft conservation strategies. The Missouri Botanical Garden is striving for a world that can sustain us without sacrificing prosperity for future generations, a world where people share a commitment to managing biological diversity for the common benefit. Today, 156 years after opening, the Missouri Botanical Garden is a National Historic Landmark and a center for science, conservation, education and horticultural display. Opportunities for conference participants to visit facilities at the Missouri Botanical Garden will be provided, including the Herbarium, Library and living collections.

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Email: gppc2016@mobot.org

For additional conference details, please contact:

Kathy Farris
(314) 577-9418