Johan (Hans) Schutten

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Programme Head Climate-smart Land Use

Global Office

Wetlands are amazing places where land meets water. People and wetlands have always been deeply connected and this relationship is increasingly important in our current time of climate and biodiversity emergency. Well functioning wetlands can capture greenhouse gasses, purify water, reduce flooding, protect shorelines and coasts and support an amazing array of life and at the same time provide food and jobs. Restoring wetlands functionality that is rooted in partnership with local communities is essential for long term success.