Ramsar Convention at CBD COP13

2 – 17 December 2016, Cancun, Mexico 

Mexico will host the 13th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 13) from 2 to 17 December 2016 in Cancun, Mexico. 

During COP 13, about ten thousand participants, including representatives of the countries parties, observer countries, international organizations and others interested will meet in Cancun to negotiate agreements and commitments that give impulse to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity as well as the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the Aichi goals. 

In the context of the COP 13 Mexico will promote actions to support the implementation of the Strategic Plan 2011-2020 and its Aichi goals, so that it has been proposed as central theme: the integration of the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in the plans, programs and sectoral and intersectoral policies with emphasis on agriculture, forestry, fisheries and tourism sectors.

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The Ramsar delegation will be making interventions at the following events:

Date/ Time

Event type

Title

Ramsar representation

Friday, 2 December

10:00 – 13:00 

High-level segment

High-level segment statements

Secretary General,

Martha Rojas-Urrego (participation)

15:15 – 16:00

MoU Signing Event

MoU Ramsar - UNEP

Secretary General,

Martha Rojas-Urrego

16:00 – 18:00

High-level segment

Roundtable discussion on Agriculture

Secretary General,

Martha Rojas-Urrego

Saturday, 3 December

10:00 – 13:00

High-level segment

Roundtable discussion on Fisheries and Aquaculture

Secretary General,

Martha Rojas-Urrego

15:30 – 18:00

High-level segment

Closing Plenary

Secretary General,

Martha Rojas-Urrego

Sunday, 4 December

10:30 – 11:00

MoU Signing Event

MoU Ramsar - SPREP

Secretary General,

Martha Rojas-Urrego

Tuesday, 6 December

17:00 – 18:30

Biodiversity & Climate Change Day

Ecosystem-based Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction

Secretary General,

Martha Rojas-Urrego

Wednesday, 7 December

18:15

Side-Event

Ramsar Convention Regional Initiatives : a tool for regional cooperation to promote and implement the objectives of the Ramsar Convention

Secretary General,

Martha Rojas-Urrego

Friday, 9 December

13:15

 

 

Side-Event

Wetlands for the Future Fund (WFF): 20 years Benefiting Wetland Conservation and Wise Use in Latin America and the Caribbean

               Saturday, 10 December

5th Global Biodiversity Summit Cities 

Session 6D: Concurrent Session on Optimal Utilisation of Ecosystem Services

              Sunday, 11 December

5th Global Biodiversity Summit Cities 

Plenary Session 10: New Initiatives Launched

Secretary General,

Martha Rojas-Urrego

Monday, 12 December

18:15

Side-Event

Mainstreaming of Biodiversity into Agricultural Practice: Rice Paddy Resolution of the Ramsar Convention (Res. X.31) for Biodiversity Conservation Practice

Maria Rivera, Senior Advisor for Latin America and the Caribbean

*The Ramsar Secretariat will also be participating in Working Group discussions 1 and 2 for agenda item 9, 10, 11, 13, 19

2 December 2016