The 8th Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention -- Index of documentation

10/01/2002
"Wetlands: water, life, and culture"
8th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties
to the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971)
Valencia, Spain, 18-26 November 2002


List of Documents for Ramsar COP8

All documents for Ramsar COP8 were transmitted officially to Contracting Parties with a mailing in mid-August 2002 (three months before the COP) and a second and final mailing on 16 October 2002 (one month before the COP).

All draft resolutions and working documents for the plenary session are available in the three official languages (English, French and Spanish) but most information documents are available in English only. The Resolutions as adopted by COP8 are available at key_res_viii_index.htm.

Document Number
Document Title
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COP8 DOC 1
Provisional Annotated Agenda and Programme (revision 3)
COP8 DOC 2
Rules of Procedure for meetings of the Conference of the Contracting Parties
COP8 DOC 3
Report of the Chairperson of the Standing Committee
COP8 DOC 4
Report of the Chair of the Scientific and Technical Review Panel (STRP)
COP8 DOC 5
Report of the Secretary General on the implementation of the Convention at the global level
COP8 DOC 6
Report of the Secretary General pursuant to Article 8.2 (b), (c), and (d) concerning the List of Wetlands of International Importance
COP8 DOC 7
Report of the Secretary General on the results of the World Summit on Sustainable Development of relevance to the Convention on Wetlands
COP8 DOC 8
Information paper: Millennium Ecosystem Assessment report to the COP on "Status and Draft Outline"
COP8 DOC 9
Information paper: Allocation and management of water for maintaining wetland ecosystem functions: processes, strategies and tools
COP8 DOC 10
Information paper: The Report of the World Commission on Dams (WCD) and its relevance to the Ramsar Convention
COP8 DOC 11
Information paper: Climate change and wetlands: impacts, adaptations and mitigation [figures separate]
COP8 DOC 12
Information paper: Status of projects managed by the Ramsar Bureau [cover note, HTML, PDF, Word]
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COP8 DOC 13
Date and venue of the next ordinary meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties (COP9)
COP8 DOC 14
Information paper: Support service for the Scientific and Technical Review Panel (STRP)
COP8 DOC 15
Information paper: Cultural aspects of wetlands
COP8 DOC 16
Information paper: A framework for integrated wetland inventory, assessment and monitoring
COP8 DOC 17
Information paper: Feasibility of establishing an Endowment Fund to resource the Ramsar Small Grants Fund for Wetlands Conservation and Wise Use
COP8 DOC 18
Information paper: Progress report on the implementation of the second Joint Work Plan (2000-2001) of the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971)
COP8 DOC 19
Information paper: Third Joint Work Plan (2002-2006) of the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971)
COP8 DOC 20
Assessing and reporting the status and trends of wetlands, and the implementation of Article 3.2 of the Convention concerning change in the ecological character of Ramsar sites
COP8 DOC 21
Operation and budget of the MedWet Coordination Unit
COP8 DOC 22
Information paper: Programme of joint work between the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971) and the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB)
COP8 DOC 23
Information paper: Joint Work Plan (2002-2003) Under the Memorandum of Cooperation between the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme and the Bureau of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
COP8 DOC 24
Information paper: Draft Joint Work Plan 2003-2005 between the Convention on Wetlands, the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS), and the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA)
COP8 DOC 25
Regional overview of the implementation of the Convention and its Strategic Plan 1997-2002: Africa
COP8 DOC 26
Regional overview of the implementation of the Convention and its Strategic Plan 1997-2002: Asia
COP8 DOC 27
Regional overview of the implementation of the Convention and its Strategic Plan 1997-2002: Europe
COP8 DOC 28
Regional overview of the implementation of the Convention and its Strategic Plan 1997-2002: Neotropics
COP8 DOC 29
Regional overview of the implementation of the Convention and its Strategic Plan 1997-2002: North America
COP8 DOC 30
Regional overview of the implementation of the Convention and its Strategic Plan 1997-2002: Oceania
COP8 DOC 31
Issues and options concerning the further elaboration of the Ramsar criteria and guidelines for the future development of the List of Wetlands of International Importance
COP8 DOC 32
Information paper from Switzerland/Ramsar/WWF: Sustainable Management of Water Resources: The Need for a Holistic Ecosystem Approach
COP8 DOC 33
Enhancing the information on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar sites): the role of the Ramsar Sites Database
COP8 DOC 34
Information paper: The Ramsar Wetland Data Gateway
COP8 DOC 35
Information paper: The use of Earth Observation technology to support the implementation of the Ramsar Convention
COP8 DOC 36
List of registered observers
COP8 DOC 37
The Ramsar Convention: Measuring its Effectiveness for Conserving Wetlands of International Importance (World Bank report)
COP8 DOC 38
Letter from the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of Uganda
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COP8 DOC 39
Letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania
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COP8 DOC 40
Interim Executive Summary to Ramsar COP8 DOC. 11:
Climate Change and Wetlands
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