Around 400 million people live close to or depend on wetlands. Not only do they act as natural carbon sinks, absorbing and storing carbon from the atmosphere, but they also provide a plethora of ecosystem services such as water purification and wildlife habitat. Despite their value to the human population, wetlands are under threat from human activities such as development, agriculture, and pollution. To support wetlands conservation, individuals can support organisations that work to protect and restore wetlands. – Cisca Devereux
We see wetlands as climate change champions, and that’s why we’re putting our efforts into exciting initiatives across Europe.
- We connect national governments, NGOs, and peatlands experts to build a European Peatlands Initiative that overcomes policy barriers and accelerates action for the restoration, conservation and sustainable management of peatlands. Read the Exploratory Report here.
- In CarbonConnects Interreg NWE, we aim to reduce the high carbon footprint of peatland soils in Northwest Europe by introducing new bio-based business models developed for sustainable land management practices.
- In REWET Horizon Europe, we run an Innovation & Policy Observatory and Accelerator Programme to enhance the restoration of wetlands to minimise emissions and maximise carbon uptake as a strategy for long-term climate mitigation
Listen and be inspired
By listening to this playlist and sharing it with others, We hope to inspire listeners to take action to protect and restore wetlands.
We also encourage everyone to support organisations working towards wetland conservation and restoration. By taking action together, we can ensure the protection and restoration of wetlands for future generations.