…wetlands are areas of marsh, fen, peatland or water, whether natural or artificial, permanent or temporary, with water that is static or flowing, fresh, brackish or salt, including areas of marine water the depth of which at low tide does not exceed six metres.
The 12th Meeting of the Mediterranean Wetlands Committee (MedWet/Com 12, Paris, France, 7 – 11 February 2016) adopted the MedWet Framework for Action 2016-2030 “Wetlands for Sustainable Development in the Mediterranean Region”.
The Framework follows the three Strategic Goals and one Implementation Goal of the 4th Strategic Plan 2016 – 2024 of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. For each goal, the Framework proposes a series of actions aimed at achieving the 18 targets foreseen in the Ramsar Strategic Plan, plus two additional targets added to respond to specific Mediterranean conditions.
Under this premise, MedWet has studied and created a brand new infographic to show how its four MedWet Framework Goals would help to achieve the SDGs, the Aïchi Targets (Convention on Biological Diversity) and the goals of the Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development 2016 – 2030 (Barcelona Convention). With this tool, MedWet seeks to ensure the correct understanding of the Framework for Action and the links among the most important global processes related to environment and development.
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[Photo taken from Framework for Action 2016 – 2030 pdf]