Wetlands International European Association works to raise awareness about wetland ecosystems in Europe and advocate for the sustainable use of wetlands for people and nature.
Millions of waterbirds depend on a chain of healthy wetlands for their migration routes every year. We promote the conservation and sustainable management of wetlands throughout the length of their flyways.
Healthy wetlands can help to reduce disaster risk and to adapt to impacts of climate change. We integrate ecosystem based solutions in policies and for disaster risk reduction.
Wetlands such as rivers, streams, swamps, lakes, and estuaries play a critical role in supplying and regulating water quantity and quality. Conserving and restoring this natural water infrastructure is a cost-effective investment strategy to increase water security for vulnerable cities and rural communities.
Peatlands globally store at least 550 Gigatonnes of carbon and are home to many threatened species.We are dedicated to saving the world’s peatlands.
Wetlands International is pleased to invite you for an evening reception in the European Parliament on 10 December 2014, hosted by Mr Ricardo Serrão Santos, Member of the European Parliament. The event will bring together Members of the European Parliament, the European Commission and practitioners in Disaster Risk Reduction and development.
As an organisation with experience in wetland conservation, restoration and sustainable use for the benefit of communities worldwide, Wetlands International puts forward a set of recommendations for the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction.
Brussels. The European Union’s heads of state and government agreed on a weak greenhouse gas (GHG) emission target. In addition, they indicated that the land sector should be integrated into the EU’s climate policy for the next decade, meaning that the use of forests and other carbon sinks could be used as means to avoid stricter mitigation efforts in industrial or transport sectors.
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