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. 

 

NEWS AND BLOGS

NEWS: Will circular economy reduce amount of biomass burned for energy?

Brussels. The Circular Economy package presented today by the European Commission contains lower recycling targets and less ambitious language on the collection of bio-waste, but gives a timid nod to the principle of cascading use in relation to bioenergy policy.

NEWS: Energy Union to focus on gas and nuclear, not on sustainable renewable energy

Brussels. The European Commission remains focused on gas and nuclear rather than on sustainable and renewable sources of energy, as demonstrated in today’s unveiling of its “State of the Energy Union” report.

NEWS: Emergency Trust Fund for Africa must address water and environmental crises

La Valletta. The adoption by the European Commission and Member States of a 1.8 billion EUR Trust Fund to address the root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in Africa poses an opportunity to tackle the water and environmental crises that fuel instability in the continent.

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