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Global climate strike
IN THIS ISSUE:
More than trees please! Reflections on the UN Climate Action Summit in New York
"Will this all be enough and in time?" - Jane Madgwick, CEO of Wetlands International reflects on her experience at the Climate Action Summit.
Climate Strike
Wetlands International goes on Climate Strike!
Wetlands International’s global office will be on strike this Friday as the team joins the Dutch branch of the Global Climate Strike (20-27 September) in the Hague. The march aims to underline to the Dutch government that the current climate agreement falls short of the climate action needed and is not in accordance with the Urgenda ruling. Marchers will demand a “Dutch Green New Deal with fair and ambitious climate policy to tackle the climate crisis effectively”.
Blue lifeline
Wetlands International and Africa Union Commission – Great Green Wall Initiative call for revival of wetland systems in the Sahel at New York Climate Summit
We are building a consortium to mobilise the “Blue Lifelines for a Secure Sahel“ (BLiSS) initiative that will revive and safeguard the region’s wetlands — improving water and food security and building resilience for communities. It aims to convert political commitment of African leaders and international donors into major investments that put wetlands at the heart of sustainable development and climate adaptation.
BwNAsia
Initiative for scaling up Building with Nature in Asia to transform water engineering sector launched at Climate Action Summit
At the Climate Action Summit in New York, global leaders were asked to present concrete plans to accelerate climate action. Wetlands International Indonesia, and EcoShape announced their joint leadership and intention to collaborate with other Asian countries to ‘Accelerate Adaptation through Building with Nature in Asia’ – to work with nature not against it.
Wetlands International’s Dr. Cabanban receives Outstanding Scientist Award in Korea
Dr. Annadel S. Cabanban, Country Representative and Programme Manager of Wetlands International Philippines Programme, was bestowed the Outstanding Scientist Award by the Society of Wetlands Scientists – Asia Chapter. The award was given during the joint meeting with the Korea Wetlands Society held in Sungcheon City, South Korea based on her paper on Eco-DRR as part of the integrated risk management (IRM) approach under the Partners for Resilience Programme.
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