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State of the World’s Plants and Fungi Symposium

Join international experts on 13 – 15 October 2020 to discuss actions for protecting and sustainably using the world’s plant and fungal biodiversity for the benefit of people and the planet.

Further details and how to register can be found at Kew's website CLICKING HERE

Planned programme:

Session 1 – Collections

Why are they important for averting biodiversity loss? What should we do to help them evolve to enable us to address future challenges?

Session 2 – Biodiversity loss

What is driving the extinction rates?

Session 3 – Plant and fungal uses

How can we maximise the use of plant and fungal diversity to meet global challenges?

Session 4 – Genomics

How do we embrace novel approaches to studying plant and fungal biodiversity?

Session 5 – Commercialisation

How do we optimise the economic benefits of plant and fungal biodiversity in recognition of different stakeholders’ needs?

Session 6 – Policies

How can we work globally to respect and enable Access and Benefit Sharing and CITES regulations, while increasing the diversity of plants and fungi being studied?

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