Wetlands as climate solutions

A disappearing natural treasure

As a critical part of our natural environment, wetlands are a habitat for thousands of species and they provide almost all of the freshwater consumed in the world. Wetlands also function as natural buffers against disasters by mitigating floods and protecting coastlines. However, they are disappearing due to persistent and growing threats of water drainage, pollution and unsustainable use.

An integrated response

Coordinated policies to safeguard freshwater ecosystems

Wetlands remain undervalued by policy and decision-makers in national plans. Wetlands 4 Mediterranean resilience aims to position wetlands as an integral solution to development challenges, such as climate change, rapid population growth and the effects of human displacement. This will strengthen societies’ resilience to environmental threats.