Why are wetlands important?
Wetlands have a remarkable capacity to sequester carbon, the estimated carbon storage of wetlands globally is 225 billion metric tons and they cover 5-8% of the world’s terrestrial landscape.
Wetlands accumulate carbon effectively because they are water-logged, dark, and very productive, which creates conditions for highly stable carbon content, when wet. But wetlands are also a source of greenhouse gases, and depending on the water level, different greenhouse gases are emitted.
The cross-cutting theme is climate change mitigation, which at the same time supports biodiversity and is socially just and rewarding.
ALFAwetlands project details
|Project budget:||7,967,115.00 €|