Resilience and management of Arctic wetlands

Enhancing engagement in relation to the roles and functions of Arctic wetlands as a resource to support sustainable development and resilience in Arctic biodiversity, ecosystem services, and the livelihood of Indigenous and local peoples.

Objective

The effects of climate change on Arctic wetlands, their biodiversity and functioning are still little understood but can be expected to be considerable.

Wetlands constitute a large part of the Arctic and their role for sustainable development is critical, as they are directly related to climate change and adaptation, biodiversity, ecosystem services, and the livelihood of indigenous and local peoples. The effects of climate change on Arctic wetlands, their biodiversity and functioning are still little understood but can be expected to be considerable.

This project aims to follow-up on outcomes from Phase 3 of the Scoping for Resilience and Management of Arctic Wetlands.

 

Activities

Develop a plan to follow-up on the policy recommendations from Phase 3.

Arctic wetlands and biodiversity management: the fundamental role Indigenous peoples play

In the last three centuries, wetlands have reduced by 85% globally, three times faster than forests. Internationally, wetlands have lost 76% of their species over the las...
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Lead Working Groups
CAFF
Lead Arctic States & Permanent Participants
Sweden
Start
2017
End
Ongoing
Status
On track

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