On Tuesday, the COP13 met in plenary throughout the day to address organizational matters and consider reports.
Plenary elected: Thani Bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, UAE, as COP13 President; Mohamed Saif Al Afkham, Director General, Fujairah Municipality, UAE, as Alternate President; and Kristina Niikkonen, Finland, and Paul Mafabi, Uganda, as Vice Presidents.
Delegates heard reports related to:
The day concluded with the presentation of the Global Wetland Outlook. Key highlights included:
Key takeaways included:
source: IISD reporting & photos