On Thursday morning, COP13 met in plenary to consider draft resolutions on:
Delegates also heard the report of the Standing Committee on the Ramsar Wetland City Accreditation approving 18 cities. At the beginning of the afternoon plenary, the Ramsar Secretariat presented accreditation certificates to mayors and other dignitaries from 18 cities from China, France, Republic of Korea, Tunisia, Madagascar, Hungary, and Sri Lanka. The event was commemorated with a side event at the close of plenary.
Delegates then considered draft resolutions on:
Delegates met in contact groups on various proposed draft resolutions in the morning and evening. Key takeaways for the day included: