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Wetlands International
 
Wetlands International works to sustain and restore wetlands, their resources and biodiversity for future generations.  It is an independent, not-for-profit, global organization, supported by government and NGO membership from around the world.  It has 20 regional, national or project offices in all continents and a head office in the Netherlands.
 
Action pledge: Mainstreaming wetland conservation and restoration in climate change adaptation policy and practice
 

Under its activities targeted at climate change adaptation, Wetlands International aims to:

  • Assess the full potential contribution of wetland functioning towards accomplishing adaptation to climate change and to evaluate the consequences of changing wetland conditions for adaptation strategies.
  • Share experiences on community-based wetland conservation, restoration and management as a practical tool for climate change adaptation; mainstream the role of relevant services provided by wetland ecosystems in local, national and international adaptation policies and plans.
  • Contribute to increased adaptive capacity of wetlands and surrounding areas through improved wetland conservation and restoration focusing specifically on i) coastal areas, ii) high altitude wetlands and iii) wetlands in the Sahelian zone.
  • Contribute to and increase understanding of ecosystem based adaptation for merging and delivering integrated approaches to adaptation.

This action pledge relates to the NWP work areas: adaptation planning and practices, research, technologies for adaptation.

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