Healthy wetlands have a crucial role to play in the fight against global warming. They capture carbon, storing it first in their biomass and then in their sediments – and they do it at a rate 10-20 times greater than temperate or boreal forests. But when wetlands are destroyed, not only do they stop absorbing carbon, but they also release their stores back into the atmosphere, increasing greenhouse gases.
How can they be a sustainable solution for storing carbon? 👉Discover more through the infographic:
This infographic was produced by the Wetland-based Solutions project and translated by MedWet. It is available in different languages: