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Event

Wetlands & human security at the Planetary Security Conference 2019

We are attending the Planetary Security Conference to stress on how wetland resources are connected to human security. One of the thematic focuses of the […]

News

Conserving waterbird habitats to combat climate change impact for people and nature

60% of Ramsar sites in Africa are likely to suffer from climate change. The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat […]

Blog

In our backyard: we are aiming to safeguard Dutch peatlands

As Wetlands International, we consider peatlands to be treasures, providing numerous ecosystem services and playing a role in disaster risk reduction. They are ecosystems that […]

News

Wetlands and human security at UNFCCC

The connection between water and human security is already recognised by many global conventions and entities, such as the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development […]

News

De Volkskrant voices the importance of safeguarding peat forests

“… Peat forests and other wetlands (are) the first line of defense against climate change. We can achieve up to 37 percent of the Paris targets […]

News

New study predicts that African waterbirds will suffer from climate change

Wetlands International and BirdLife International have launched results of a major climate impact study at the 7th Meeting of the Parties (MOP7) of the UNEP […]

Publication

Wetlands International in Vice Versa

Recently, the Dutch magazine Vice Versa has published a special issue exploring the dynamics of water in an increasingly water scarce world and we are […]

Publication

Mastering disaster in a changing climate: Reducing disaster risk through resilient water management

According to the U.N. Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), between 1995 and 2015, over 6,400 weather-related disasters claimed a total of 606,000 lives and […]

Publication

Blue Carbon in the UNFCCC

The protection, restoration and sustainable management of terrestrial and coastal ecosystems for their climate mitigation and adaptation value – offer up to 37 percent of the solution for […]