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. 

 

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Energy Union plans risk watering down EU climate ambition

Brussels. The European Commission has announced its vision on an Energy Union with the stated aim of increasing the European Union’s energy independence and fighting climate change. However, its scarce emphasis on renewable energy and its attempt to use natural ecosystems to offset carbon emissions risk watering down the EU’s climate ambitions.

European Parliament gives strong signal to phase out unsustainable biofuels

Brussels. Wetlands International welcomes today’s vote by the Environment Committee of the European Parliament to take into account the greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) caused by indirect land-use changes when calculating the carbon footprint of biofuels. This decision facilitates the transition towards the use of climate friendly biofuels that deliver substantial GHG savings compared to fossil fuels.

Protected areas effective in conservation of European waterbird

Ede. New study using data from the International Waterbird Census demonstrates the effectiveness of Special Protection Areas in conserving the Smew, a species of special conservation concern in the European Union.

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PEAT in INDCs: GETTING READY FOR PARIS 2015
The UNFCCC conference of Paris (“COP 21”), which will take place during the first two weeks of December this year, will need to square many circles in order to become a success. One of the more vicious ones concerns the level and quality of climate change mitigation commitments from Part...
4/10/2015 10:51:00 AM

PEAT in INDCs: GETTING READY FOR PARIS 2015
The UNFCCC conference of Paris (“COP 21”), which will take place during the first two weeks of December this year, will need to square many circles in order to become a success. One of the more vicious ones concerns the level and quality of climate change mitigation commitments from Part...
4/10/2015 10:51:00 AM

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