MEA

Standing Committee 63 meeting

The Convention on Wetlands has interim meetings between COPs, of the Standing Committee. This year’s Standing Committee meeting 63 was in Gland, Switzerland, in June 2024. Co-Chair of WWN, Chris Rostron, was present. Topics of discussion included the Convention’s next Strategic Plan, and CEPA (Communications, Education, Participation, Awareness). There is likely to be a new …

Standing Committee 63 meeting Read More »

Path to COP15, 2024 phase

Wetlands COP15 is to be hosted by Zimbabwe at the town of Victoria Falls, in the last week of July 2025. It will be followed five months later by UNFCCC COP 29 in Baku, and may be a useful input to that for IOPs and WWN members, especially in Central Asia. We held two visioning workshops …

Path to COP15, 2024 phase Read More »

Support a youth focal point!

A new role was created at the last wetland COP: Youth Focal Point. The Youth Focal Point can be from government or civil society. We hope you feel able to contact your National Focal Points and encourage them to appoint someone. This may be a young person in your NGO. If the government appoints one …

Support a youth focal point! Read More »

Planning for COP15

The next Conference of Parties to the Convention on Wetlands, COP15, will be held in July 2025 in Zimbabwe. WWN will start preparations with an online workshop on 16 April 2024. Register for 07.00 UTC, 16 April 2024 (timezone converter here). Register for 16.00 UTC, 16 April 2024 (timezone converter here). We invite WWN members …

Planning for COP15 Read More »

Chairperson handover

Dr Jacky Judas has stepped down as Chairperson of WWN, handing over to two joint-Chairpersons. Agatha Chisa and Chris Rostron will take over, with Agatha focusing on the route to Ramsar COP15 in Zimbabwe, and Chris will handle the other aspects of the Chairperson role. Jacky started as Chairperson in February 2021; he will stay …

Chairperson handover Read More »

RRC-EA Wetland Fund 2024

The Ramsar Regional Center – East Asia (RRC-EA) is now accepting project proposals for funding support under the RRC-EA Wetland Fund 2024. Wetland advocates from the region are invited to apply for small grants in line with the following thematic areas: The call will close on 10 November 2023. Find out more on the RRC-EA …

RRC-EA Wetland Fund 2024 Read More »

How do you implement Ramsar?

What Ramsar Resolutions is your work helping to implement? We are preparing a side event at the next COP as well as a report on how civil society implements the Wetlands Convention within the following themes: To ensure that our report reflects the diverse and impactful work being done, we kindly request your participation in …

How do you implement Ramsar? Read More »

COP14 Resolutions published

The Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands has published the final texts of the Resolutions at Ramsar COP14, from November 2022. This page lists download links to the individual Resolutions in English, French, and Spanish. Those of particular interest to WWN are: Resolution XIV.8: The new CEPA approach Resolution XIV.12 Strengthening Ramsar connections through youth …

COP14 Resolutions published Read More »