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BioClim-Wetlands Conference 2023 Riverine and coastal wetlands for biodiversity and climate – Linking science, policy and practice

2023, September 26 - 2023, September 28

Riverine and coastal wetlands are rich in nature and vital to humans. Their conservation, restoration and wise use offers sustainable and cost-effective solutions to protect biodiversity and to mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change, creating strong benefits for people’s health, livelihoods and well-being.

The BioClim-Wetlands Conference on 26th – 28th September 2023 in Bonn, Germany will bring together European experts from science, policy and practice to discuss how to jointly advance the conservation and restoration of riverine and coastal wetlands in Europe. Together, we will exchange knowledge and experience on how to boost resilience of wetland biodiversity, how to maximize their climate services and further co-benefits, how to scale up wetland restoration in practice and how to move forward in European wetland policy and governance.

The conference will present and discuss the most recent scientific findings on the impacts of climate change on European riverine and coastal wetland ecosystems and on the importance of their conservation for climate change mitigation and adaptation as well as human and ecosystem health. Interactive sessions will focus on case studies of successful wetland restoration projects and lessons learned from practice. Resulting discussions on climate change and nature conservation politics in Europe will lead to recommendations for enhancing wetland policy and strengthening synergies between ongoing policy processes, scientific programs and practical implementation.

The conference call for contributions, program and registration details will follow soon.

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2023, September 26
2023, September 28
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German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN)
European Network of Nature Conservation Agencies (ENCA)


Bonn, Germany + Google Map