COP14

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, from 21 to 29 November 2022, with the theme ‘wetland actions for people and nature’. 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.

The Convention’s Regional Pre-COP meetings are likely to first take place online and then for two days in Wuhan just before COP. Countries can submit Draft Resolutions before 24 March 2022. This is an extension, and WWN members may be interested in approaching their national focal point with suggestions.

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 21, 2022

COP14 Wuhan

Youth, citizen science, and natural flow of rivers!

November 21, 2022

For a deep dive into WWN and Ramsar, see the dozens of documents on the Ramsar website that mention WWN.