Transforming the approach to water and wetlands

Geneva, 13 December 2013

Wetlands play a fundamental role in water, carbon and nutrient cycles and they provide multiple ecosystem services that sustain and support human life in key sectors such as agriculture, energy, industry and tourism. Yet wetlands have been and continue to be degraded at an alarming rate.

On 12 December 2013, the Institute for European Environmental Policy, the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, Wetlands International and UNEP-TEEB, organized two webinars one in the morning and another in the afternoon.

The objectives of the webinars was to discuss the values of water and wetlands, how to mainstream these values into policy-making in order to promote wise use and management, based on the insights of the TEEB for Water and Wetlands Report.

View the recording of the webinars: Morning slot and the afternoon slot.


Title of presentation

Patrick ten Brink, Head, Brussels Office, Institute for European Environmental Policy Agenda
Nick Davidson, Deputy Secretary General, Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (Morning slot) The state of wetlands and global commitments
Patrick ten Brink, Head, Brussels Office, Institute for European Environmental Policy TEEB water and wetlands & multiple values of Wetlands
Daniela Russi , Senior Policy Analyst,  Institute for European Environmental Policy Policy instruments to progress towards wise use
Ritesh Kumar, Programme Manager, Wetlands International, South Asia ( Afternoon slot) The ecosystem approach and the wise use of wetlands
Marianne Kettunen, Senior Policy Analyst, Institute for European Environmental Policy Approaches to assess the multiple benefits of protected areas
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