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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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A High-Resolution Day in Changwon

Ramsar COP 10 delegates met in Plenary in morning and afternoon sessions to address 21 draft resolutions, including those on wetlands and climate change, wetlands and biofuels, wetlands and extractive industries, and the draft Changwon declaration on human well-being and wetlands. Regional groups convened in the evening to elect new representatives to the Standing Committee. Contact group and informal working group sessions were held during lunchtime and in the evening on the budget, wetlands and climate change, wetlands and biofuels, and wetlands and extractive industries.

Above: Wetlands along the river near the conference venue.


Saturday, 1 November
Plenary

COP 10 Vice-President Rejoice Mabudafhasi, South Africa, chaired the morning plenary.

Max Finlayson, STRP invited expert.

Gordana Beltram, Slovenia.

Lucilla Spini, FAO.

India intervened on several topics.

Christiane Paulus, Germany.

James Pittock, WWF.

Dave Pritchard, STRP.

COP 10 Vice-President Patrick van Klaveren, Monaco, chaired the afternoon plenary.

Gert Michael Steiner, Austria, intervened while Gerhard Sigmund looked on.

Kathleen Kutschenreuter, US.

David Stroud, UK.

Jintana Pinnoy, Thailand.

Ernesto Enkerlin-Hoeflich, Mexico.

Ward Hagemeijer, Wetlands International.

Shynar Jetpissova translated an intervention in Russian by Khairbek Mussabayev.
Around COP 10

Children didn't want to work; they wanted to bang on the drums all day.

Others learned traditional crafts such as pottery-making.

Protestors opposed a liquid natural gas power plant on the Kum river estuary.

Crowds of local residents came to see outdoor performances.

Traditional dancers continued to impress audiences.

A winking giant chicken was spotted nearby.
Delegates wishing to intervene held their country flags aloft and waited to be noticed.

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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