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Wetlands for Resilience : A ten year global wetland ambition

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The W4R (Wetlands for Resilience) programme addresses the continuing loss and degradation of wetlands and responds to the recent understanding that humanity urgently needs wetlands to be safeguarded and restored at scale to achieve climate, biodiversity and sustainable development goals.

The programme aims to achieve global influence of countries, institutions and sectors, resulting in shifts in approach, policies and investments towards the regeneration of wetland landscapes. This responds to and helps to mobilise and bring substance to the existing global agendas set by Conventions and the SDGs. The programme, developed with the encouragement of and through dialogue with the global team of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) is designed to extract learning and experience from our global portfolio of wetland landscape programmes in various stages of development, and to use that as an accelerator for wetland recovery and resilience building.