PROGRAM

8th. WORLD WATER FORUM

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AGENDA

8º FÓRUM MUNDIAL DA ÁGUA

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Pantanal Wetlands - cooperation for conservation and sustainable use

Thursday - 11:00 - 12:30

THEME

Ecosystems

ROOM

Room 10

DESCRIPTION

[OS-RP-12] 

It's important to engage deeply in supporting the conservation of wetlands, as the pressures on these systems reflect directly on the sustainable development of local communities who interact with them and depend on their goods and services.
The Pantanal is the world's largest wetland area, promoting the discussion on how wetlands need a specific conservation plan to mantain the balance between nature and mankind.
During the 12nd Conference of Parties of Ramsar Convention, occurred in Uruguai in 2015, Bolivia, Brazil and Paraguai made the commitment to establish an agreement or iniciative to take actions for the conservation of Pantanal (Resolution XII.8/Ramsar, 2015).
These countries worked together on a Declaration of Interest for the Pantanal, which will be signed by each country, starting a process of cooperation for the conservation of the Pantanal.
It is also planned a presentation of each country, about the actions already under development, for the Pantanal

Panelists

• Cristina Cuiabália
• Minister of State for the Environment José Sarney
• Minister of Environment and Water of Bolivia Carlos Ortuño
• General Director of Water Resources - David Fariña