Chair of the Standing Committee, Mohamed Saif Al Afkham, opened the first plenary session saying, “This meeting is about setting the groundwork for 2019-2021 triennium and build a solid road map to deliver on COP13 resolutions. Global Wetlands Outlook statistics need to be constantly remembered while we are taking next steps and decisions for wetlands."
The submission of applications for the 2019 cycle of the Wetlands for the Future fund is extended until 12 July 2019.
We need a healthy environment in which we can thrive. Wetlands are fundamental in sustaining our planet’s environmental health. Clean air, clean water and a clean environment depend on healthy wetlands.
Wetlands are essential for human health and prosperity. They provide us with freshwater, ensure our food supply and sustain biodiversity. The focus of the International Day for Biological Diversity on “biodiversity, food and health” is timely and interconnected to the health of wetlands.