An important part of our work is directed towards the Convention of Parties to the Ramsar Convention, or Ramsar COP, the large meeting that happens every three years.

COP14 is due to happen in Wuhan, China, in November 2021. WWN will be taking part as much as possible given the likely disruptions and restrictions on travel.

WWN’s strategic approach to COP14

Materials from the Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention.

The Ramsar Convention’s Secretariat is releasing guidance and materials for COP14. These include the most recent timeline:

November 202114th meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties (COP14)
August 2021COP14 documents published
May 202159th meeting of the Standing Committee (SC59)
February 2021Submission of proposals for draft resolutions
February 2021SC59 documents published

The Convention’s Regional Pre-COP meetings are likely to first take place online and then for two days in Wuhan just before COP.

Webinar on preparing National Reports for COP14

English webinar recording by Ramsar Secretariat on preparing National Reports

COP10 Changwon

WWN is formed


COP11 Bucharest

Grey Globes awards


COP14 Wuhan

Youth, citizen science, and natural flow of rivers!