Coastal Wetlands Are a Critical Ecosystem for a Healthy Climate

Coastal Wetlands Are a Critical Ecosystem for a Healthy Climate
Coastal Wetlands
Coastal Wetlands Are a Critical Ecosystem for a Healthy Climate

Coastal wetlands can help countries strengthen their economies, enhance the lives and livelihoods of their people, protect biodiversity, and help to achieve international climate commitments.

By buffering against storm surges, filtering water, sustaining biodiversity and storing globally significant amounts of carbon, coastal wetlands exemplify how nature-based solutions can drive a green recovery. The animation above illuminates the extensive value of these ecosystems.

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