Ramsar/Swiss side event at the CBD's COP7 --


Convention on Biological Diversity
Conference of the Parties, 7th meeting
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Who deals with water globally ?...
Water as Ramsar's new focus

"Wetlands, Rivers & Water: the Developing Ramsar Convention"

Date: Friday, 13 February 2004
Time: 13h15 - 14h45

Peter Bridgewater: "The Ramsar Convention, a convention from the past – for the future"

Gordana Beltram: "The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, a key tool for conservation and use of wetlands"

His Excellency Beat Nobs (Swiss Federal Agency for the Environment, Forest and Landscape): "The Ramsar Convention, the major global water convention"

Tomme Young (IUCN Environment Law Center): "Legal perspectives on broadening the Ramsar Convention"

Faisal Parish (Global Environment Center – Malaysia): "The River Basin Initiative: a broader scale in action"

The Chair of the Ramsar Standing Committee on an elephant

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