Every year, on the 2nd of February, we celebrate World Wetlands Day (WWD) to raise global awareness about the high importance of wetlands for people and our planet. WWD is also an occasion to commemorate the signing of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands in the Iranian city of Ramsar in 1971.
Wetlands are disappearing three times faster than forests, and more than 35% of wetlands have been degraded or lost since 1970. Reversing this trend is critical.
On the occasion of Word Wetlands Day on 2 February 2023, the G20 Global Land Initiative Coordination Office in partnership with the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, UN Decade for Ecosystem Restoration, UN Environment Programme, and other partners invites you to the Global webinar on “It’s time for wetlands restoration”. This theme highlights the urgent need to prioritize wetland restoration, and calls on an entire generation to take steps to revive and restore degraded wetlands.
The webinar will:
- Showcase success stories around the world to promote wetlands restoration and amplify the messages for World Wetlands Day.
- Share case studies of wetlands restoration that capture the hearts and inspire the minds of new audiences, especially youth, and young professionals, motivating them to restore wetlands.
- Build on Indonesia’s G20 Presidency’s focus on Wetlands and Peatlands Restoration.
- Empower civil society organizations, especially young people, to share their stories on wetland restoration.