GSPC workshop held in Singapore
4 April 2013
In 2010, the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) adopted an updated Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC). At the same time, the Parties agreed that the implementation of the GSPC should be carried out in-line with the implementation of the CBD’s Strategic Plan for Biodiversity and requested that regional capacity building workshops on the GSPC should be organised.
In response to this, and with generous support from the Government of Japan, the CBD Secretariat, in collaboration with BGCI and the Singapore Botanic Gardens organized a workshop to build capacity and share experiences in GSPC implementation in the framework of the CBD’s Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 in Southeast Asia.
The workshop was held from 4-8 March and included representatives from 11 countries in Southeast Asia (Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste and Vietnam).
The aims of the workshop were to:
A full report of the workshop will be made available shortly on the CBD and GSPC websites. Further background information is available here.
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