Speeches and Interviews from the Convention on Wetlands

07/03/2010

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2010

Prof. Max Finlayson, STRP member, Address to the international symposium “Wetlands in a Flood Pulsing Environment: Effects on and responses in biodiversity, ecosystem functioning and human society”, Maun, Botswana, 1-5 February 2010.


2008

Anada Tiéga, Secretary General, Opening address to the 6th European Ramsar Meeting, Stockholm, Sweden, 3 May 2008

Anada Tiéga, Secretary General, 54th Ordinary Session of the Council of Ministers, Lake Chad Basin Commission, Abuja, Nigeria, 26 March 2008

Nick Davidson, Deputy Secretary General, Address to the CBD's SBSTTA-13, Rome, Italy, 20 February 2008

Anada Tiéga, Secretary General, Address to World Wetlands Day celebrations, Maun, Botswana, 2 February 2008

Anada Tiéga , Secretary General, Address to the Beijing International Conference on Combating Desertification, Beijing, China, 22 January 2008


2007

Anada Tiéga , Secretary General, Address to the high-level segment of the UNFCCC COP13, Bali, Indonesia, 14 December 2007.

Peter Bridgewater, Secretary General, "Biodiversity, Climate Change, and the Influence of Wetlands," International Day for Biodiversity, Montreal, Canada, 22 May 2007.


2006

Peter Bridgewater, Secretary General, address to first meeting of the Parties to the Carpathian Convention, Kyiv, Ukraine, 13 December 2006.

Margarita Astrálaga, Senior Advisor for the Americas. Wetland conservation in Latin America: Interview by Katiana Murillo, Rainforest Alliance, April 2006, reprinted from Eco-Index. English and Spanish versions.

Peter Bridgewater, Secretary General. Brief interventions on "Cooperation with other conventions" and to the high-level segment, CBD COP8, Curitiba, Brazil, 28 March 2006

Nick Davidson, Deputy Secretary General."The Ramsar Convention: wetlands and livelihoods", CBD COP8 side event on Wetlands, water & livelihoods, Curitiba, Brazil, 23 March 2006.

Margarita Astrálaga, Senior Advisor for the Americas. "La Convención Ramsar y los Ecosistemas de Manglar" -- presentation to the IV Taller Internacional CONyMA (Contaminación y Protección del Medio Ambiente), Campeche, México, 13-17 March 2006.


2005

Spyros Kouvelis, MedWet Coordinator. "Collaboration between CBD and the Ramsar Convention on wetlands: progress in the development of ecological assessments and indicators" -- Address to the CBD's SBSTTA10, Bangkok, Thailand, 8 February 2005.


2004

Tobias Salathé, Senior Advisor for Europe. Transboundary River Basin Management, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, 16 September 2004

Peter Bridgewater, Secretary General.Signing of a Protocol of Cooperation with the Danone Group, Paris, France, 22 March 2004

Peter Bridgewater, Secretary General.Address to the opening session of the CBD's COP7, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 9 February 2004

Nick Davidson, Deputy Secretary General. Address to the MedWet celebration event, World Wetlands Day, Athens, Greece, 2 February 2004


2003

Peter Bridgewater, Secretary General. Opening address to the Parliamentarians' meeting for West and Central Africa, Cotonou, Benin, 27 November 2003

Nick Davidson, Deputy Secretary General. Address to CBD's SBSTTA-9 on the STRP and Joint Work Plan, Montreal, Canada, 10 November 2003

Peter Bridgewater, Secretary General. Keynote address: 25th anniversary celebration of the Trilateral Wadden Sea Cooperation, Wilhelmshaven, Germany, 22 October 2003.

Tobias Salathé.Climate change and wetlands: impacts, adaptation, and mitigation, Comacchio, Italy, 8 October 2003.

Margarita Astrálaga, Regional Coordinator for the Americas. Declaración de la Convención Ramsar sobre Humedales, COP6 of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, Habana, Cuba, 4 September 2003 (en Español).

Nick Davidson, Deputy Secretary General. Address to the 18th meeting of the UNFCCC's Subsidiary Body on Scientific and Technological Advice, Bonn, Germany, June 2003

Nick Davidson, Deputy Secretary General. Address to the 8th meeting of the CBD's Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice, Montreal, Canada, March 2003

Delmar Blasco, former Secretary General. Address to the Governing Council of UNEP, Nairobi, Kenya, 4 February 2003


2002

Tobias Salathé, Regional Coordinator for EuropeAddress to the Launch of A Strategy for the Heritage Management of Wetlands (Europae Archaeologiae Consilium), Brussels, 22 January 2002.


2001

sc25f1.jpg (9350 bytes)Delmar Blasco. Address to the 3rd Board of Members meeting of Wetlands International, Wageningen, The Netherlands, 29 November 2001

Spyros Kouvelis, Ramsar's MedWet Coordinator. Ramsar statement to UNFCCC's Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice, 2001, Marrakesh, Morocco, 30 October 2001.

Anada Tiéga, former Regional Coordinator for Africa. Address to the 5th Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, Geneva, Switzerland, 10 October 2001

Nick Davidson. Statement on cultural heritage of wetlands, European Archaeological Council, 2nd General Assembly, 22 March 2001

Delmar Blasco. Address to the 21st Session of the UNEP Governing Council / Global Ministerial Environment Forum, Nairobi, Kenya, 7 February 2001

Delmar Blasco. Addresses in Uganda during World Wetlands Day celebrations: Kampala, 1 February 2001 ("Launching of Uganda's Wetlands Sector Strategic Plan 2001-2010"), Lutembe Bay Wetlands, 2 February 2001


2000

sc25-welcome4a.jpg (7662 bytes)David Pritchard, RSPB and BirdLife International, on behalf of the Ramsar Convention. Address to COP4 of the Convention to Combat Desertification, Bonn, Germany, 20 December 2000

Delmar Blasco. Statement to the 6th COP of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change,The Hague, The Netherlands, 20 November 2000.

Delmar Blasco. Address to the graduation ceremony, 7th International Course on Wetland Management, Lelystad, The Netherlands, 11 October 2000

Nick Davidson. Remarks on IUCN and climate change, World Conservation Congress, Amman, Jordan, 7 October 2000

Nick Davidson. MedWet 2000: The Mediterranean Wetlands Initiative at the dawn of the 21st century,INTECOL Symposium, Québec, Canada, 10 August 2000

Nick Davidson. Keynote address to the opening plenary of the Quebec 2000, the Millennium Wetland Event, Québec, Canada, 7 August 2000

Nick Davidson. Address to the 12th meeting of the UNFCCC's Subsidiary Body on Scientific and Technological Advice, Bonn, June 2000

Delmar Blasco. Address to the 5th COP of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Nairobi, Kenya, 15 May 2000

Bill Phillips, former Deputy Secretary General. Address to the 10th World Water Congress, Melbourne, Australia, March 2000


1999

Delmar Blasco. Address to the 3rd COP of the Convention to Combat Desertification, Recife, Brazil, 17 November 1999

Delmar Blasco. Address to the 5th COP of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Bonn, Germany, 2 November 1999

bur-wrp3a.jpg (4400 bytes)Bill Phillips. Address to the 11th Session of the SBSTA, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Bonn, Germany, 27 October 1999

Bill Phillips. BirdLife International World Conference, Malaysia, October 1999

Delmar Blasco. Address to Eurosite ceremony, The Netherlands, 24 September 1999


1998

Bill Phillips. 1st Oceania Ramsar Regional Meeting, Hamilton, New Zealand, December 1998

Delmar Blasco. Address to the 2nd COP of the Convention to Combat Desertification, Dakar, Senegal, 1 December 1998

Bill Phillips.Statement to the final plenary, 2nd International Conference on Wetlands and Development, Dakar, Senegal, November 1998

Bill Phillips.Keynote paper for Wetlands International Board, Dakar, Senegal, November 1998

Delmar Blasco. Statement to the SWS Symposium on Arctic to Tropical Peatlands, conveyed to the Society of Wetland Scientists symposium, Anchorage, Alaska, 9 June 1998


1997

Bill Phillips. Ramsar's Intervention to the 1st COP of the Convention to Combat Desertification --   Rome, Italy, 10 October 1997

Delmar Blasco. "Wetlands and People: the Vital Link" -- interview with World Birdwatch (BirdLife International), v.19, no.3 (September 1997)

bur_mike1.jpg (10375 bytes)Mike Smart, former Senior Policy Advisor. Opening Statement -- delivered at the 3rd meeting of the CBD's Subsidiary Body for Scientific, Technical, and Technological Advice, Montreal, Canada, 2 September 1997

Delmar Blasco. "The Potential of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands" -- delivered to the International Conference "Naturschutz [inter]national", Vienna, Austria, 15 May 1997


1996

Delmar Blasco."La Conservación de la Zonas Humedas" -- XIII Jornadas Ornitologica Españolas, Figueres (Girona), España, 4 de diciembre de 1996

Delmar Blasco."Ramsar in the Mediterranean" -- delivered at the Mediterranean Wetlands Conference, Venice, Italy, 5-9 June 1996

Delmar Blasco."Working Together for Wetlands"-- delivered at the 25th Anniversary Celebration, Washington, D.C., 25-26 April 1996

Delmar Blasco.Welcoming Statement-- delivered to the Opening Plenary Session of the 6th Ramsar COP, Brisbane, Australia, 19 March 1996

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