Wetlands & Climate Change
The topic for World Wetlands Day in 2019 is Wetlands & Climate Change. Throughout the course of 2019, IRWC will be posting further details about the importance of wetlands in managing the effects of climate change.
World Wetlands Day 2019
World Wetlands Day occurs annually on February 2nd, marking the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on February 2nd, 1971. It was established to raise awareness about the value of wetlands for humanity and the planet, and was celebrated for the first time in 1997. Each year, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and groups of citizens at all levels of the community, have taken advantage of the opportunity to undertake actions aimed at raising public awareness of wetland values and benefits.
IRWC continues to promote the value of wetlands, and in 2019 we are encouraging public events relating to wetlands. If you are holding an event, please register your WWD 2019 wetland event here. We will be promoting events from early January – check back then to see the events being held on WWD 2019.
Wetlands & Climate Change Articles
- Why peatlands matter in the battle against climate change (Irish Times 04/12/18)
- Greenhouse gas emissions from two rewetted peatlands previously managed for forestry (Mires and Peat Vol 21 (2018) Article 24)
- Future drainage of wetlands may have to be curtailed (Irish Independent 16/02/17)
- Wetlands Can Help Fight Climate Change (Scientific American 03/02/17)
- Another Life: Why we need even more wetlands (Irish Times 13/02/16)
- Wetlands: The Hidden Resource for Climate Mitigation and Adaptation (Ramsar 01/12/15)
- Irish wetlands are unique (Irish Examiner 28/01/13)
- Rapid Sea-Level Rise Threatens Many Coastal Wetlands (Scientific American 02/12/10)
- Wetlands and global climate change: the role of wetland restoration in a changing world (Wetlands Ecology & Management (2009) 17: 71-84)
- The use of Wetlands for Flood Attenuation (Report by An Taisce, Feb 2012)