Locking Carbon in a Water Vault: Wetlands as ecosystem-based mitigation
These are the types of questions addressed in this session that examines the work-to-date on wetlands, the state of both the science and policy, and credible examples of effective wetlands conservation and expansion. Through chats with experts and audience participation, discussions will include ways to protect and expand wetlands through national policies and the finance sector investments as well as local efforts. Everyone will be able to share their observations and provide examples and recommendations for how to bridge these gaps between local action on wetlands and climate change policy.
14:00 Welcome/Introduction to Wetlands & Climate Change Policy - a local-to-global perspective
14:05 Wetlands: Carbon Sink or Source?--A quick look at the science
14:15 Four case studies of wetlands management
14:40 Interactive discussion on needs and constraints in advancing wetlands for climate change mitigation, including Q&A