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Mainstreaming wetland conservation and restoration in climate change adaptation policy and practice

Partner Wetlands International

Date of submission 01/09/2009


Wetlands International Action pledge

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.
Action pledge updates 

Action Pledge update June 2011

Further information

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Regional focus All regions
Sector Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries
Oceans and coastal areas
Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning
Terrestrial ecosystems
Water resources
Adaptation delivery activity Capacity building
Climate-resilient development planning
Communications and awareness-raising
Knowledge management
Risk/vulnerability mapping
NWP work area Adaptation planning and practices
Climate modelling, scenarios and downscaling
Data and observations
Target group Academics
Policy makers
Private sector

Organizations, institutions and private sector companies at all levels and in a wide range of sectors can become engaged with the NWP by becoming a partner and making Action Pledges. Information about how organizations can become engaged with work on adaptation under the NWP can be found here.