World Wetlands Day



Every year, February 2 is World Wetlands Day (WWD), a day to raise global awareness about the important role wetlands play for people and the planet. This year, the focus of WWD is the role of wetlands in combating climate change.

Wetlands can be vulnerable to climate change, being impacted by changes in temperature, rainfall, sea level rise and extreme events. Wetlands can also play an important role in our approach to climate change mitigation and adaptation, through capturing and storing carbon to reduce atmospheric greenhouse gases, and providing resilience to hazards such as flooding, storm surge and sea level rise.