National plant conservation strategies

A number of countries have developed national responses to the GSPC. In some cases this has resulted in the development of national plant conservation strategies with national targets aligned with the global targets. In other countries, national responses have been developed in the context of National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs).

Following the adoption of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the  Aichi Targets, Parties are being urged to update and revise their NBSAPs to take into account the 2020 biodiversity targets. The harmonisation and inclusion of national plant conservation targets within the framework of national biodiversity strategies will be an important element in achieving the 2020 GSPC targets. A Southeast Asian workshop on how to integrate the GSPC into an NBSAP was held in Singapore in March 2013. A report of the workshop can be downloaded here.

A draft training module on the development of a national response to the GSPC has been developed. The module provides guidelines on identifying relevant GSPC stakeholders and how to carry out a national GSPC audit. It also shows the linkages between the GSPC targets and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and provides advice and guidance on incorporating GSPC targets into revised and updated NBSAPs.

The training module can be downloaded here.

Some examples of national strategies and other responses to the GSPC are available here.