As Ramsar COP14 is 2 weeks away, to equip delegates, especially youth, smaller CSOs and NGOs and newcomers to Ramsar COP14, two Pre-COP Orientations were set this week. One is for Youth and Civil Society (25th October and 1st November) and another one is on the Ramsar CEPA programme by Wetland Link International (25th and 26th October).
1. Pre-COP Orientation for youth
This Pre-COP orientation will be hosted by the World Wetland Network, with the support of Youth Engaged in Wetlands and a number of other organisations involved in the COP.
The aim is to identify objectives for the COP14, plans for engagement with specific resolutions or events, and plan out wording for the Youth Statement and the NGO statement.
- Tuesday 25 October 2022: 12PM UTC: Join here (Meeting ID: 862 6868 7943 Passcode: 346343).
- Tuesday 01 November 2022: 7AM UTC: Register here (Meeting ID: 830 8664 6700 Passcode022944)
Provisional Programme – 25 October 2022
|Objective of this meeting
|Jacky Judas to outline objective and structure
|WWN Committee members introduce themselves.
|Logistics of attending
|Chris Rostron or Kim Diana Connolly on plans for in-person presence.
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|Natural Flow of Water
|Minoru Kashiwagi outlines the side-event plan. First, you can read the background on the WWN website.
|Dylan Jones summarises the Youth Engaged in Wetlands activity. First, you can read the background on the WWN website.
|NGO & Ramsar survey
|Connor Walsh or Kim Diana Connolly introduces the survey and its side-event.
|Connor Walsh introduces the situation, plans, and side-event. First, you can read the background on the WWN website.
|Up-to 30 mins
|NGO and Youth Statement
|Jacky Judas leads. Attendees will split into breakout rooms to draft up key text for youth and NGO statements. Small groups discuss their needs for 10 minutes, then feedback to the main room, for a total of 5 minutes. A Committee member will type the suggestions here. Then further discussion.
Ideally French and Spanish breakout rooms will be included
|Regroup with concluding statements
Provisional Programme- 01 November 2022
|Introductions and objectives
|Dylan Jones to outline objective and structure Introductions Everyone to introduce themselves in 30 seconds.
|Wetland Science to Policy
|Chris Gouramanis (Australian STRP focal point) to give an overview of his experience in this space
|Ting Wang introduces the topic (YEW activities and DR)
|Youth show case metaverse
|Yamme Leung (WWF-Hong Kong)
|Book publishing as a novel way of promoting wetland conservation among youth
|Na LI (China Forestry Publishing House) to give an overview of their recent book projects and larger impacts
|Youth Video Presentation
|Mangrove Conservation Foundation
|Attendees will split into breakout rooms to draft up key text for youth and NGO statements. Ideally Mandarin, Korean breakout rooms will be included
(English, Mandarin, Korean)
|Regroup with concluding statements
2. Pre-COP Workshop on the Ramsar CEPA programme
The head of WLI, Chris Rostron is also part of the Ramsar CEPA Oversight Panel, and will be playing an active role in the Geneva activities during COP14, and online in advance. WLI members can in particular input to the CEPA OP’s work on the Ramsar CEPA approach. You are invited to a pre-COP meeting online.
Dates and time:
The meeting will be two-way: we will present the proposals for new approaches to Communications, Education, Participation, and Awareness (CEPA) in wetlands; and we would like your thoughts on that.
Check the details: https://wli.wwt.org.uk/2022/10/pre-cop14-cepa-online-meeting/
COP14 useful information
Registration & Agenda of Ramsar COP14