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, and has been postponed until late 2022 as far as we understand. 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.

The Ramsar Secretariat has created webinars to help National Focal Points and Contracting Parties prepare for COP14. You can find them on their Capacity Building webpage.

English webinar recording by Ramsar Secretariat on preparing National Reports

The resources include recorded webinars, downloadable PowerPoint presentations, and other relevant text-based documents.

WWN’s history at Ramsar COP

April 11, 2008

COP10 Changwon

WWN is formed

April 11, 2008
July 13, 2012

COP11 Bucharest

Grey Globes awards

July 13, 2012
November 1, 2021

COP14 Wuhan

Youth, citizen science, and natural flow of rivers!

November 1, 2021