Resolutions of the 8th meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties

"Wetlands: water, life, and culture"
8th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties
to the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971)
Valencia, Spain, 18-26 November 2002

Resolutions of the 8th meeting of the Conference of the Parties

Document Number
Document Title
Resolution VIII.1
Guidelines for the allocation and management of water for maintaining the ecological functions of wetlands
Resolution VIII.2
The Report of the World Commission on Dams (WCD) and its relevance to the Ramsar Convention
Resolution VIII.3
Climate change and wetlands: impacts, adaptation, and mitigation
Resolution VIII.4
Principles and guidelines for incorporating wetland issues into Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM)
Resolution VIII.5
Partnerships and synergies with Multilateral Environmental Agreements and other institutions
Resolution VIII.6
A Ramsar Framework for Wetland Inventory
Resolution VIII.7
Gaps in and harmonization of Ramsar guidance on wetland ecological character, inventory, assessment, and monitoring
Resolution VIII.8
Assessing and reporting the status and trends of wetlands, and the implementation of Article 3.2 of the Convention
Resolution VIII.9
'Guidelines for incorporating biodiversity-related issues into environmental impact assessment legislation and/or processes and in strategic environmental assessment' adopted by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), and their relevance to the Ramsar Convention
Resolution VIII.10
Improving implementation of the Strategic Framework and Vision for the List of Wetlands of International Importance
Resolution VIII.11
Additional guidance for identifying and designating under-represented wetland types as Wetlands of International Importance
Resolution VIII.12
Enhancing the wise use and conservation of mountain wetlands
Resolution VIII.13
Enhancing the information on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar sites)
Resolution VIII.14
New Guidelines for management planning for Ramsar sites and other wetlands
Resolution VIII.15
The 'San José Record' for the promotion of wetland management
Resolution VIII.16
Principles and guidelines for wetland restoration
Resolution VIII.17
Guidelines for Global Action on Peatlands
Resolution VIII.18
Invasive species and wetlands
Resolution VIII.19
Guiding principles for taking into account the cultural values of wetlands for the effective management of sites
Resolution VIII.20
General guidance for interpreting "urgent national interests" under Article 2.5 of the Convention and considering compensation under Article 4.2
Resolution VIII.21
Defining Ramsar site boundaries more accurately in Ramsar Information Sheets
Resolution VIII.22
Issues concerning Ramsar sites that cease to fulfil or never fulfilled the Criteria for designation as Wetlands of International Importance
Resolution VIII.23
Incentive measures as tools for achieving the wise use of wetlands
Resolution VIII.24
UNEP's Guidelines for enhancing compliance with
multilateral environmental agreements, and Guidelines for national enforcement, and international cooperation in combating violations, of laws implementing multilateral environmental agreements
Resolution VIII.25
The Ramsar Strategic Plan 2003-2008
Resolution VIII.26
The implementation of the Strategic Plan 2003-2008 during the triennium 2003-2005 and National Reports for Ramsar COP9
Resolution VIII.27
Financial and budgetary matters
Resolution VIII.28
Modus operandi of the Scientific and Technical Review Panel (STRP)
Resolution VIII.29
Evaluation of the Ramsar Small Grants Fund for Wetland Conservation and Wise Use (SGF) and establishment of a Ramsar Endowment Fund
Resolution VIII.30
Regional initiatives for the further implementation of the Convention
Resolution VIII.31
The Convention's Programme on communication, education and public awareness (CEPA) 2003-2008
Resolution VIII.32
Conservation, integrated management, and sustainable use of mangrove ecosystems and their resources
Resolution VIII.33
Guidance for identifying, sustainably managing, and designating temporary pools as Wetlands of International Importance
Resolution VIII.34
Agriculture, wetlands and water resource management
Resolution VIII.35
The impact of natural disasters, particularly drought, on wetland ecosystems
Resolution VIII.36
Participatory Environmental Management (PEM) as a tool for management and wise use of wetlands
Resolution VIII.37
International cooperation on conservation of migratory waterbirds and their habitats in the Asia-Pacific region
Resolution VIII.38
Waterbird population estimates and the identification and designation of Wetlands of International Importance
Resolution VIII.39
High Andean wetlands as strategic ecosystems
Resolution VIII.40
Guidelines for rendering the use of groundwater compatible with the conservation of wetlands
Resolution VIII.41
Establishment of a Regional Ramsar Centre for Training and Research on Wetlands in Western and Central Asia
Resolution VIII.42
Small Island Developing States in the Oceania Region
Resolution VIII.43
A subregional strategy of the Ramsar Convention for South America
Resolution VIII.44
New Partnership for Africa´s Development (NEPAD) and implementation of the Ramsar Convention in Africa
Resolution VIII.45
Operation of the Conference of the Contracting Parties and the effectiveness of Ramsar Convention Resolutions and Recommendations
Resolution VIII.46
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