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"Highcarbon ecosystems such as wetlands offer vast potential for climate change adaptation numerous co-benefits and ecosystem services that support livelihoods, sustainable local economies and wellbeing"

As the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement approaches, political leaders across the world are formulating, assessing and finalizing the climate strategies that will be implemented in 2020. To make well-informed decisions, leaders need to clearly understand the interactions between climate risks and be well-versed in the strategies that can mitigate them. Putting ecosystem-based approaches, which can incorporate nature-based solutions, as central to Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) is therefore crucial and can provide the means through which Parties can simultaneously meet mitigation and adaptation goals, along with a multitude of co-benefits. Highcarbon ecosystems such as wetlands offer vast potential for climate change adaptation and numerous co-benefits and ecosystem services that support livelihoods, sustainable local economies and wellbeing.

This briefing document is based upon a forthcoming report from AGWA and Wetlands International. Read here to learn more.