Save the date! Unlocking solutions for coastal conservation in Europe

How can coastal wetlands respond to major European Union objectives such as climate neutrality, biodiversity protection, and pollution reduction? What key role do coastal wetlands play in achieving EU commitments for climate mitigation and biodiversity conservation?

The European Topic Centre on Spatial Analysis and Synthesis (ETC-UMA) is glad to announce the upcoming regional online workshop dedicated to advancing the conservation of coastal wetlands. Set to take place online on May 23rd, 2024, at 10:00 CET, this workshop will provide a platform for experts to dive into the critical role of coastal wetlands in achieving EU commitments for climate mitigation and biodiversity conservation. 

The workshop, organized by a consortium of institutions including ETC-UMA, Tour du Valat, University of Aveiro, University of Valencia, Vertigo Lab, Wageningen University & Research, Ecologic Institute, Klaipėda University, and University of Bucharest under the framework of the RESTORE4Cs project, will focus on identifying common priorities and needs for the restoration of wetland ecosystems. As moderators, we will facilitate discussions to identify needs by countries on assessing the current extent and condition of European wetlands, the impacts of degradation on their greenhouse gas fluxes, and their mitigation capacity through restoration efforts.

Key objectives of the workshop include establishing priority indicators for assessing the condition of coastal wetland habitats, determining strategies to ensure the quality of evidence for policy development, and fostering collaboration among national and sub-national authorities in Europe and the world, research organizations, and institutions involved in coastal wetland evaluation.

The workshop will be conducted in English, and registration is free of charge. Don’t miss this opportunity to contribute to the broader perspective of coastal conservation and shape the future of environmental management. 

Join us as we work towards a more resilient and sustainable future for coastal ecosystems.

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