Global: BGCI celebrate strengthened GSPC

04.11.10

Botanic Gardens Conservation International, and many other organisations, have been cautiously celebrating since the COP10 negotiations closed in Nagoya five days ago.

The result of the negotiations was certainly a welcome surprise to many observers who had seen the talks stall unceremoniously in the middle. But unlike Copenhagen negotiators from the 193 countries managed to find a route through the various political quagmires and made significant progress including agreeing to strengthen the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC).

In celebration BGCI sent out a thank you note to the 2,375 people who had signed up to support their Plants for Planet campaign. The note read:

"You were one of many people who pledged their support on the Plants for the Planet website for better plant conservation. Great news: a renewed and strengthened Global Strategy for Plant Conservation was adopted by the 193 Governments who met in Nagoya, Japan over the last two weeks (19 - 29 October 2010). Our voices were heard and acted upon; thank you for taking part. Further details are on our blog."

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