6 – 17 November 2017, Bonn, Germany

The 23rd Session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP23) will be held in Bonn, Germany, from 6 to 17 November 2017. The COP presidency will be held by Fiji.

COP23 will build on the achievements of COP22 (in which Ramsar Secretariat actively participated) and of COP21.

The Ramsar delegation will emphasize the critical role of wetlands in climate change adaptation and mitigation, and advance wetlands as a major opportunity for countries seeking to meet their targets under the Paris Agreement on climate change (NDC - Nationally Determined Contributions).

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

6 November 2017


Event type


Ramsar representation


Side event

Nature-based solutions for water and adaptation to climate change

Tobias Salathé            Senior Avisor for Europe

13.00 - 14.30



Side event                    Water Day                  Agriculture Section              

New wet agricultural practices on organic soils

Tobias Salathé            Senior Avisor for Europe

15.00 - 16.30



Side event


Co-organized by

Ramsar Secretariat                               

Wetlands (peatlands) and Satellites

Tobias Salathé            Senior Avisor for Europe

16.00 - 17.30

TBC - 12-Nov

Side event

Great Sea Reef

Francois Guerquin

Head of Science and Policy

12.00 - 13.00

TBC - 14-Nov

Press conference organized by UNEP

Global Peatlands Initiative

Ramsar delegation



Side event

Protecting World's peatlands for taming the changing climate

Ramsar delegation

16.45 - 18.15








Side event



Co-organized by

Ramsar Secretariat,


Fast tracking and financing coastal and marine nature based solutions to climate change

Ramsar delegation

15.00 - 16.30