Introduction

WORKING PRACTICES OF THE GPPC

The Global Partnership for Plant Conservation brings together international, regional and national organizations in order to contribute to the implementation of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation of the Convention on Biological Diversity. The Partnership aims to support the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation. The inaugural meeting of the Partnership was held as a side event of the seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the Convention in Kuala Lumpur. The Conference of the Parties welcomed the establishment of the Partnership.

This note outlines the establishment of the Partnership and its working practices in relation to its aims, membership, functions, working modalities, chairmanship and secretariat, meetings and reporting.

Originally adopted by the Global Partnership for Plant Conservation at its 1st General Meeting held in Dublin Ireland on 25th October, 2005, this draft includes possible updates and revisions to be considered by the GPPC membership, in response to the adoption by the CBD of an updated GSPC in October 2010 and the incorporation of GSPC targets for 2020.

It is noted that nothing in this working practices document should be read to contradict the principles of the Convention on Biological Diversity. Furthermore, it is recognised and accepted that this document is not legally binding and will have no effect as a legal or political precedent.

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