RAMSAR COP13, CIDCE’s side event : “New tools for implementing the Ramsar Convention and Resolutions”

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Julien Prieur, Michel Prieur, Emilie Gaillard, Cop13 Ramsar 2018

The 13th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (COP13) will be held in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, from 21 to 29 October 2018. (More about Ramsar Convention and COP13 Here).

CIDCE actively participates by organizing a side event on “New instruments for the implementation of the Ramsar Convention and its resolutions”. Organized in partnership with the World Commission on Environmental Law (IUCN-WCEL) and Tour du Valat, the side event will be held in English. Download the flyer here

Date and venue of the side event: Tuesday 23 October, from 18:15 to 19:30 in room 2.


1. Bruno Verdini (United States, (Massachusetts Institute of technology (MIT) Ph.D. in negotiation, communication, diplomacy and leadership, Executive director MIT Harvard Mexico negotiation program):New tools and better odds in reviving wetlands: MIT science impact collaborative

2. Justice Antonio H. Benjamin (Brazil, National High Court of Brazil, President of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL)): Wetlands and environmental justice

3. Guillaume Sainteny (France, former director of economic studies and environmental evaluation of the French environmental minister, professor in Polytechnique high school): incentive taxation and preservation of wetlands

4. Emilie Gaillard (France, Professor of environmental law, University of Caen and sciences po Rennes) Geoengineering, wetlands law and Ramsar Convention and Resolutions

Michel Prieur, Emilie Gaillard et Jean Jalbert (Tour du Valat)

5. Prieur Julien (France, Doctor in sustainable development law, expert and consulting in environmental law): “Wetlands in Madagascar, tool of survival or of protection?”

6. Amado Tolentino (Philippines, Former Ambassador of the Philippines, Environmental law pioneer; Consultant to UNEP and UNESCAP; Member, International Steering Group, RAMSAR Center Japan (RCJ); Former Philippine Ambassador; Professor of Environmental Law): « New course to steer: wetlands in the legal agenda for disaster resilience ».

7. Jean Jalbert (France, Director General of the Research Institute for the Conservation of Mediterranean Wetlands, Tour du Valat, Political Science Platform to inform policy makers): Mobilizing science to fuel policy: the Mediterranean Wetlands Observatory

8. Pantelina Emmanouilidou (Greece, ph.d in environmental law): Policy and advocacy for implementing the Ramsar Resolutions at regional level: the example from the Mediswet project for the mediterranean islands wetlands

9. Michel Prieur (France, Emeritus professor of environmental law, president of the International center of comparative environmental law.): How to evaluate the effectiveness of the Ramsar Convention and Resolutions with legal indicators?


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