EBA Thematic Libraries

Wetland

Wetlands are typically classified in three categories: marine and coastal wetlands (estuaries, near-shore areas, coral reefs), inland wetlands (lakes, rivers, oases, wet grasslands and peatlands) and human-made wetlands (reservoirs, fish ponds). Wetland ecosystems provide a wide range of ecosystem services, including breeding habitats, water filtering, as well as cultural and aesthetic values. Wetlands have been recognized as the most biologically diverse of all ecosystems, as well as the most vulnerable and with the highest rate of loss. Changing temperature and precipitation patters are likely to cause alterations in biodiversity and wetland structure. EbA interventions in wetlands represent a cost effective way of addressing climate change impacts such as increased flooding risks.

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23 Sep 2015
The concepts of resilience, adaptation and transformation are gaining prominence and being translated into aspirational goals that guide policy development. Understanding...
9 Sep 2015
The high financial costs and institutional constraints of adapting to climate change necessitate joint planning with other development and environmental priorities, especially in...
12 Aug 2015
The Arab region sub-global assessment started in the latter stage of the MA as an associate assessment.  Assessments at sub-global scales are essential. Ecosystems are highly...
26 May 2015
Ecosystem services are the benefits people obtain from ecosystems. The concept of ecosystem services has received significant attention since the appearance of the Millennium...
7 Apr 2015
Ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) is the use of biodiversity and ecosystem services as part of an overall adaptation strategy to help people to adapt to the adverse effects of...
UNEP-IEMP Policy Series 2012
3 Mar 2015
In the context of supporting biodiversity conservation, sustainable development, and poverty reduction, this policy paper portrays the critical role that ecosystem management and...
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