WCC working group

The WCC working group follows and reacts to policy and practice developments about wetlands and climate change and their effects on the Natura 2000 network and advocates the best possible approaches.

 

WETLANDS AND CLIMATE CHANGE (WCC) WORKING GROUP

WETLANDS AND CLIMATE CHANGE (WCC) WORKING GROUP

 

Building on wetlands and climate change work from 2014 and on request of Eurosite members, Eurosite established this working group with the objectives to:

  1. Increase the exchange of knowledge on ecosystem-based approaches to adapt to and mitigate global climate change and adapting wetlands to global climate change.
  2. Share information on international initiatives on wetlands and climate change.
  3. Follow and react to the developments of policy and practice about wetlands and climate change and their effects on the Natura 2000 network, and advocate the best possible approaches.
  4. Cooperate on the development of joint projects and identify funding sources.

Products:

  • The Working Group published the first special edition of the Eurosite eNewsletter, “Managing wetlands as a nature-based solution to climate change,” in January 2017, the second edition in January 2019, and a third in November 2021.
  • Eurosite Natural Climate Buffers Study Tour in the Netherlands (2018), organised in cooperation with Eurosite by WCC working group member Natuurmonumenten on behalf of the Dutch Coalition for Natural Climate Buffers (watch video)
  • Eurosite Natural Climate Buffers Study Tour in Scotland (2019), organised in cooperation with Eurosite by WCC working group member Scottish Natural Heritage in collaboration with PeatlandACTION
  • Eurosite Natural Climate Buffers Study Tour in Ireland (2021), organised in cooperation with WCC working group member Community Wetlands Forum (watch video)
  • Read the first Eurosite Wetlands and Climate Change Factsheet about Etangs et Marais des salons de Camargue.»
  • Read the Eurosite Wetlands and Climate Change Factsheet on Natural Climate Buffers (NBCs)
  • Read the Natural Climate Buffer factsheet on De Onlanden in the Netherlands.
  • Read the Natural Climate Buffer factsheet on the Regge River in the Netherlands.
  • Read the Natural Climate Buffer factsheet on Roudsea Wood and Mosses in the United Kingdom.
  • Eurosite Natural Climate Buffers Study Tour in Ireland (September 2021, for more information, please visit our events section)
  • Read the Natural Climate Buffer factsheet on the Abbeyleix Bog Project in Ireland.
  • Read the Natural Climate Buffer factsheet on Cabragh Wetlands in Ireland
  • Read the Natural Climate Buffer factsheet on Clara Bog in Ireland
  • Read the Natural Climate Buffer factsheet on Scohaboy Bog in Ireland

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