A webinar co-organized by IDDRI, the French Biodiversity Agency - Office français de la biodiversité and the Tour du Valat institute

Wetlands are neither only land, nor only water. These land(water)scapes embody the complexity of human-nature interactions, with singular mixes of promises and threats. Working for more than 50 years on/with these key ecosystems, the Ramsar Convention has gained particular experience in dealing with the biodiversity/climate/water nexus.

This webinar aims to update participants on the Ramsar Convention and the issues at stake for the next Ramsar COP 14 (Wuhan and Geneva, November 5-13), with the participation of the new Secretary General of the Convention, Dr Musonda Mumba. It also aims to explore how to better achieve synergies across biodiversity/climate and water global agendas, taking opportunity of the upcoming Ramsar COP 14 and biodiversity (UN Biodiversity Conference, COP15), climate (UN Climate Change Conference, COP27) and water (UN 2023 Water Conference) major international events.

Speakers include 

  • Dr Musonda Mumba, Secretary General of the Ramsar Convention
  • Dr Wu Zhimin, Director General, Department of Wetland Management, National Forestry and Grassland Administration, China
  • Virginie Dumoulin, Permanent Member of the IGEDD at the French Ministry of the Environment 
  • Jane Madgwick, CEO of Wetlands International
  • Hugo Ferreira, European regional representative in Youth Engaged in Wetlands
  • Line Rochefort, Professor at Laval University, Québec, Canada
  • Nina Mikander, Senior Specialist, Biodiversity at Ministry of the Environment of Finland
  • Anna Dupont, OECD Administrator, Environment Directorate ENV/ETR 
  • Raphaël Billé, Programme Director, Tour du Valat
  • Cyrille Barnerias, European and International Relations Director, French biodiversity agency
  • Juliette Landry, Research Fellow, International biodiversity governance, IDDRI


Photo credit: Alain Fremond / Office français de la biodiversité