Martha Rojas Urrego, Secretary-General of the Convention on Wetlands, joined a British event promoting the creation of wetlands in response to the ongoing emergencies facing the country and others.

The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT), which is one of the International Organization Partners of the Convention, launched its Blue Recovery plan to at an online event on 4 March. The initiative calls for the creation of 100,000 hectares of wetlands across the United Kingdom to help tackle today’s climate, nature and wellbeing emergencies, and to build back better after COVID-19.

Dr James Robinson, WWT Director of Conservation, described how large-scale networks of biodiverse wetlands provide benefits for people, wildlife and the planet, by storing carbon, protecting against floods, improving mental health and wellbeing, and providing clean water.

For more information, visit https://www.wwt.org.uk/our-work/projects/blue-recovery/.