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Tuesday, 19 June 2007

GSPC and education

It is warm in the office today. For once we don't have to blame global warming, the UK summer is officially here! Whilst thinking about issues on climate change and other conservation issues facing plant diversity it led me back to the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation, the 16-point plan for saving the world's floral diversity. So inspired, I have been rejuvenating pages on the BGCI education website on the GSPC, and on the Plants 2010 (website of the Global Partnership for Plant Conservation) looking at
- what it is
- what the targets are
- who is involved
- the role of educators in the GSPC
- reports from national consultations on the GSPC

Some of the reports came from consultations arranged by BGCI last year, in China, Brazil, Russia, USA, Indonesia and the UK. These were reported on at the education congress in Oxford in September, and at the congress in Wuhan, China.

Next stop, Julia, BGCI's head of education is off to the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice meeting in Paris in July to meet and greet and talk to participants about the outcomes of these stakeholder consultations. She'll report on it on her return.

In the meantime, you can also get inspiration on how your own garden is contributing to the GSPC by looking at the website and reading the national and organisational documents connected with it.

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