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CMS 10th Conference of Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
Changwon, Republic of Korea | 28 October-4 November 2008
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Ramsar COP 10 Concludes in Changwon

On Tuesday, delegates met in Plenary beginning at 9:00am, hoping to debate and adopt the remaining draft resolutions. Significant progress was made during the morning and afternoon, but progress was slow on resolutions concerning the relationship of wetlands to climate change and biofuels. Guidance from the Chair and informal negotiations throughout the afternoon brought parties together, and DR 25 (wetlands and biofuels) and DR 24 (wetlands and climate change) were adopted in the late afternoon.

After all resolutions were adopted, plenary adjourned until 5:50pm, after which a closing plenary session, chaired by COP 10 President Lee Maanee, Environment Minister of the Republic of Korea, convened. During the closing plenary, Romania offered to host COP 11, Uruguay offered to host COP 12, and the Secretariat recognized Clayton Rubec of Canada as a "Wetland Person of International Significance" for his long career in the field. President Lee declared COP 10 closed at 7:06pm.

Above: During difficult negotiations in late afternoon, Deputy Secretary-General Nick Davidson conferred with Rapporteur Tim Jones and COP 10 Alternate President Kim Chan-woo, while COP 10 Vice President Patrick Van Klaveren and Secretary-General Anada Tiéga looked on.


Tuesday, 4 November
Plenary

COP 10 Vice Presidents Rejoice Mabudafhasi, South Africa, and Patrick van Klaveren, Monaco, Deputy Secretary-General Nick Davidson and COP 10 Alternate President Kim Chan-woo.

Ramsar Secretary-General Anada Tiéga.

COP 10 Alternate President Kim Chan-woo.

Kazuaki Hoshino, Japan.

Kelly Milton, US.

Christiane Paulus, Germany.

Martin Brasher, United Kingdom.

Gerard Van Dijk, Netherlands.

Javier Valenzuela, Honduras.

Aboubakar Djalloh, Cameroon.

Carolina Pedrozo, Paraguay.

Max Finlayson, STRP invited expert.

Lorenzo Beck, Peru.

Ben Houssen Abdourahaman, Comoros.

Gordana Beltram, Slovenia.
Closing Plenary

COP 10 President Lee Maanee, Environment Minister, Republic of Korea, chaired the closing plenary.

Alternate President Kim, Vice President Van Klaveren and Secretary-General Tiéga welcomed President Lee on his return.

President Lee called on regions to name their Standing Commitee delegates.

Mihaiu Liviu, Romania.

Nelson Chaben, Uruguay.

Clayton Rubec, Canada, with Secretary-General Tiéga.
Around COP 10

President Lee and Secretary-General Tiéga.

Ishtiak Khan and Umeed Khalid, Pakistan, with ENB writer Imran Ahmad.

Conference volunteers applauded as delegates streamed out.

Conference helpers posed for a photo together.

Conference volunteers posed for a group photo.

Deputy Secretary-General Nick Davidson surrounded by volunteers and a conference helper.

A participant with conference volunteers.

Your Earth Negotiations Bulletin Ramsar COP 10 team:
Stefan Jungcurt
Team Leader
Germany
Leila Mead
Writer
United States
Renata Rubian
Writer
Brazil
Asheline Appleton
Writer
Kenya
Imran Ahmad
Writer
Pakistan
Dan Birchall
Digital Editor
United States

Related Links

Ramsar Convention
COP-10 web site and documents

Related IISD-RS Coverage

ENB Coverage of Ramsar COP-9
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ENB Coverage of Ramsar COP-7
Linkages brief introduction to wetlands conservation.
Linkages Water, Wetlands, Oceans and Coasts page

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