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Title: Fighting Poverty : A Role for MEAs


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Fighting Poverty A Role for MEAs ? Alain
Lambert Senior Advisor / Environment and
Development Ramsar Convention Bureau
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What are MEAs ? The Ramsar Convention on
Wetlands http//www.ramsar.org
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The Conventions Mission The conservation and
wise use of wetlands by national action and
international cooperation as a means to achieving
sustainable development throughout the world
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- Adopted in the Iranian City of Ramsar in 1971 -
130 State members (Contracting Parties) - 1100
Ramsar Sites all over the Planet - 4 NGO
Partners - COP, Standing Committee, STRP, Bureau
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What is the Actual Situation of MEAs ?
- proliferation - competition - contradiction -
UN and non-UN Convention
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What Is the Impact of this Situation ? -
structural roadblocks - cultural roadblocks -
political roadblocks - financial roadblocks
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What Could MEAs Do Better ?
- apply synergies - economies of scale -
prioritise field work - link development and
environment - be culturally sensitive - promote
Sustainable Finance Mechanisms
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YES
Fighting Poverty should Be Part of the MEAs
Agenda and Be a Top Priority
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