On November 8, 2022 the side event Unpacking the Potential of Wetlands for Addressing Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss, part of the Ramsar #COP14 took place in Geneva, Switzerland.
The event aimed at enhancing the knowledge of ways ecosystem-based approaches in the context of wetlands can offer for mitigating and adapting to climate change, protecting biodiversity and delivering ecosystem services on a global scale.
Against this background, leading international experts, marine scientists and ecologists attended the event and presented various European projects, focused on upscaling and enhancing marine-ecosystems and wetlands.
Amongst the participants was the REST-COAST project partner Alessio Satta of MedWet, who presented the project and our vision, and mission towards coastal ecosystems and biodiversity restoration. We strive to increase the connection between river-delta-estuary-coast-sea and for this we actively engage various actors to enhance and influence decision making for large-scale restoration.
The event was a great opportunity for policymakers and practitioners to integrate and utilise wetlands into their commitments to achieve sustainable development goals and support countries in reaching climate and biodiversity targets.
A recording of the session, along with presentation slides can be found here.