The 20th meeting of the Ramsar Scientific and Technical Review Panel (STRP20) took place at the Secretariat’s headquarters in Gland, Switzerland from 13-17 February 2017.
42 participants including STRP members, representatives from Invited Observer Organizations and International Organization Partners, as well as STRP National Focal Points from Austria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, and the United Kingdom attended the meeting.
The main purpose of the meeting was to progress the nine high priority tasks in the STRP work plan (2016-2018), as designated by the Standing Committee.
Part of the meeting was also devoted to begin identifying priorities for next triennium’s work plan, which will undergo consultation in due course and be submitted to COP13 for adoption. To help inform this process, representatives from the Secretariats of the CBD and UNCCD and the Technical Committee of AEWA provided presentations on possible opportunities for future collaboration.