Wet5

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There is much knowledge on Arctic wetlands. To gain more societal benefit of this existing but dispersed knowledge, improved coordination of Arctic wetlands research is needed. Wetland monitoring programs are needed to ensure long-term social-ecological resilience. 

  1. Encourage collaboration among Arctic States and with organizations representing Arctic Indigenous Peoples, to develop and refine approaches for reporting on the benefits of wetlands restoration to improvements in ecosystem services, in particular: livelihoods, food security, biodiversity, and climate change mitigation.
  2. Inventory, harmonize and pool knowledge about financial models and frameworks being used to support restoration and conservation and investigate potential pan-Arctic or trans-boundary initiatives, with a particular focus on engagement by local and Indigenous Peoples.
  3. Support national and international evaluation and coordination of wetland inventory, research and monitoring programs as well as encouraging and strengthening interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary wetland research, Indigenous Knowledge, and citizen science within Arctic research networks.
  4. Integrate wetland monitoring with CAFF CBMP monitoring where possible, with the CBMP Terrestrial, Coastal and Freshwater monitoring plans.

 


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