Act now on wetlands for Agenda 2030s
This policy brief sets out the link between the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the conservation and restoration of wetlands. It also includes recommended approaches for implementation of the SDGs and a series of case studies showing innovative approaches on climate change adaptation, wetland restoration, climate-resiliente infraestructure, and climate change mitigation. All major global policy agreements, including those ones in relation to disaster risk reduction, conclude: wetlands are vital ecosystems in the landscape and are indispensable to achieve a sustainable and secure world. Wetlands link and regulate water in landscapes and they protect shores, help make cities and settlements safe and resilient and help recover after disaster strikes.