National Issues Forum

  • Implications of the Convention on Biological Diversity
  • Access to Genetic Resources and Sharing of Benefits
  • New plant importation regulatory category: "Not Authorized Pending Pest Risk Analysis"

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 1. Knowledge Gathering and Critical Analysis

What's at Stake?

People  - who's involved

Baseline Survey - results

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2. APGA Community Engagement

Join our Discussion - contribute your ideas

Study Hall - become informed

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 3. Face2Face Summit

October 24-26, 2012, US National Arboretum, Washington, DC

Issues experts, policy-makers, and public garden professionals  convene in the nation's capital to develop guidelines for gardens determining their course of action in light of emerging issues. 

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4. APGA Results and Implementation

Analyzes issues and their impact on public gardens. Captures background data, shares APGA community input from Discussion Forum and Face2Face Summit, provides guidance from subject experts, and makes recommendations.


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