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The Ramsar Convention: A new window for environmental diplomacy?
This report, authored by Pamela Griffin, examines the potential of the Ramsar Convention to take a more robust diplomatic role in countries that share transboundary wetlands and have a degree of conflict with one another. A total of 234 transboundary wetlands are listed with the Convention (View Map). Many are located in countries presently experiencing conflict with one another or, at the least, do not trust one another. This report makes some recommendations for enhancing the environmental peace-building nature of the Ramsar Convention. Download Research Paper Here