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New IBRRI Report Highlights Climate Change Adaptation In Indo-Burma Wetlands

The "Regional Synthesis of Results and Lessons from Mekong WET Small Grants 2021-2022", highlights the results of 17 initiatives in key wetlands to enhance future ecosystem services and support climate change adaptation

The grants conducted climate change vulnerability assessments in new wetlands and implemented priority restoration and conservation actions identified in past assessments under the Mekong WET project.

"The Mekong WET project has increased the recognition of the numerous ecosystem services provided by wetlands in the region, and the pressures they are facing. Throughout the last five years, the project has worked to build capacity of site managers, decision-makers, and local civil-society organisations to strengthen conservation of these essential sites and highlight their importance for increased climate resilience," said Kathryn Bimson, Programme Officer, Water, Wetlands and Nature-based Solutions for Climate, IUCN Asia Regional Office.

Mekong WET. Funded by the International Climate Initiative of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, the "Mekong WET: Building Resilience of Wetlands in the Lower Mekong Region" project aims to build climate resilience by harnessing the benefits of wetlands in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam.

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