Riverine and coastal wetlands in Europe for biodiversity and climate
Waters and floodplains
Riverine and coastal wetlands are vital ecosystems for nature and people. They provide significant contributions to human health and well-being, biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation and adaptation. To halt the decline of wetland ecosystems in Europe and to boost their resilience, there is an urgent need to scale up action.
Federal Agency for Nature Conservation
Year of publication
This paper discusses barriers and presents recommendations for the effective restoration of riverine and coastal wetlands in Europe, highlighting the importance of integrating initiatives across science, policy and practice.