Pre-COP14 CEPA online meeting

Category: International news, News, Ramsar

Last updated: October 24th, 2022

We are a few weeks away from one of the most important events in the world of wetlands: the conference of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, COP14, is in early November.

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 his work on the Ramsar CEPA approach. You are invited to a pre-COP meeting online.

When: 25 October at 15.00 UTC (English and Spanish)
and on 26 October at 08.00 UTC (English and French).

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.

We are holding the meeting twice to facilitate participation across as many timezones as possible. We have a great team of international partners.

If you would like to receive a link to attend the meetings, and for us to email you about the meetings, please register your interest here:

Time Title Details Lead person
0-5Introduction to the event and how it will workGive participants a clear idea of how the event will work and what it aims to achieveChris Rostron
5-155-15 Outline of the new CEPA approach and the Draft Resolution to be adopted at the COPWhat is the new CEPA approach? How it will align to the Ramsar Strategy Plan? Process at the COPRamsar Secretariat
15-30Case studies of CEPA work3 x case studies (youth, community, wetland centre, CEPA in China, to be confirmed)3 x organisations
30-40Needs and proposals for a toolkit/resources for CEPAIntroduce plans for a new Ramsar CEPA resource and set the scene for comments by practitionersCR (TBC)
40-60Group discussion (Zoom breakout rooms of 10 people)Opportunity for smaller groups to interact and discuss CEPA needs in relation to Ramsar’s proposed resource. Key questions in advanceIdentify group facilitators
60-70Response from groupsFeedback from facilitators on each group’s conclusionsFacilitators, chaired by CR
70-75Next steps and conclusionsSummarise results and explain what will happen nextCR
Post eventPrepare results of the workshopUse these results to inform the Ramsar COP DR discussions and CEPA side eventCR, CEPA OP reps

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  1. Benata Mohamed on 14th October 2022 at 4:41 pm

    Ensemble protégeons les zones humides

  2. JOSE ANTONIO NACHADO ARIAS on 14th October 2022 at 6:30 pm

    gracias por la invitación

  3. BLANCA MONICA ZAPATA NAJERA on 14th October 2022 at 7:01 pm


  4. Baboucarr Mbye on 15th October 2022 at 2:07 pm

    What time will it be in the Gambia, in West Africa

  5. Ethel on 17th October 2022 at 3:43 pm

    Gracias por la invitación

    • Radhia louhichi on 18th October 2022 at 10:34 pm

      Bonsoir je vais participer au meeting du 26 octobre est ce que je peux avoir à quelle heure de Tunisie
      Et la durée pour que je puisse m’organiser

      • Connor Walsh on 20th October 2022 at 8:35 am

        8 UTC le 26 octobre serait 9 heures à Tunis, et il durera jusqu’à 75 minutes, donc devrait être terminé à 10h15

  6. Reinel González Quiroga on 20th October 2022 at 4:36 am

    Mil gracias por mantenernos en contacto y por la invitación.

    Un saludo Chris desde Colombia

  7. Ethel on 21st October 2022 at 6:59 pm

    Debe estar interesante la reunión

  8. PHILIP STRAW on 23rd October 2022 at 7:56 am

    Thanks for the invite.
    I can do either date if that helps

  9. Ahmad Mahdavi on 24th October 2022 at 8:30 am

    Biodiversity in Asian wetlands under threat by toxic pollution.

  10. PETER KENNEDY on 26th October 2022 at 9:15 am


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