Mandatory accounting for managed wetlands

The proposal of the European Commission on a Regulation of The European Parliament and of The Council on the inclusion of greenhouse gas emissions and […]


No more biomass for biofuel, biogas, bioliquids and bioenergy from drained peatlands

Despite the recognized importance of peatlands, they are subject to degradation worldwide. In tropical areas, peatlands are being converted and drained mainly for agriculture, predominantly […]


The EU’s lack of courage to phase out biofuels from food crops

Brussels, 30 Nov 2016. The European Commission has just released the Clean Energy Package,  which includes a proposal for the revised Renewable Energy Directive. We […]


Wetlands and Peat – Understanding the Potential

10.30 -12.00 Wetlands are one of the fastest declining ecosystem types worldwide, while at the same time they are hot spot areas for biodiversity and […]


COP22 should recognise the key role wetland ecosystems play as Earth’s greatest natural carbon stores

Wetlands International calls all involved Parties at UNFCCC COP22 to strengthen their contribution in the fight against climate change, by recognising the key role wetland […]


11 NGOs ask for a new EU Sustainable Bioenergy Policy for 2020-2030

Brussels, 05 September 2016 Wetlands International – European Association joined other 10 NGOs in a call to the European Commission for a more sustainable Bioenergy […]


Why LULUCF cannot ensure that bioenergy reduces emissions

This briefing launched by 11 NGOs contains an analysis of the reasons ‘Why LULUCF cannot ensure that bioenergy reduces emissions’ and a series of recommendations to […]


Adaptation Futures 2016

Wetlands International will be participating in the biennial conference of the Global Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation – Adaptation Futures. […]


Act now on wetlands for Agenda 2030 – Infographic

In 2015, world leaders committed to achieving the 17 goals of the United National 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (the Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs). […]


Act now on wetlands for Agenda 2030

All major global policy agreements conclude: wetlands are vital ecosystems in the landscape and are indispensable to achieve a sustainable and secure world. This policy […]