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12th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (COP12)
1-9 Jun 2015 - Punta del Este, UY
The 12th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (COP12) will be held in Punta del Este, Uruguay, from 1-9 June 2015, under the theme, Wetlands for our Future. COP12 will be preceded by the 49th meeting of the Standing Committee and regional meetings. COP12 will assess progress in the Convention implementation and the sustainable use of wetlands to date, share knowledge and experience on technical issues, and plan for the next triennium. The agenda includes, among other items: a proposed new framework for delivery of scientific and technical advice and guidance on the Convention; peatlands, climate change and wise use; a call to action to ensure and protect the water requirements of wetlands for the present and the future; wetlands and disaster risk reduction; and evaluating and ensuring the effective management and conservation of Ramsar Sites.