Cooperation of IPS with the Ramsar Convention and CC-GAP

IPS is working closely together with the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands and its Coordination Committee on Global Action for  Peatlands (CC-GAP).

The IPS Executive Board attended the 9th Convention of the Parties (COP8) in Valencia, Spain in 2002. In 2005, Secretary General Jaakko Silpola was present at COP9 in Kampala, Uganda. Plans are currently made for side events in Korea in 2008.

The meetings of CC-GAP are regularly attended by IPS representatives. In July 2006, representatives of IPS, IMCG and CC-GAP held a meeting at Meripuisto in Espoo, Finland. You can download the minutes here:

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One outcome of this cooperation was the brochure "Peatlands. Do you care?" launched in autumn 2005. The brochure can be downloaded for free from the following website:

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