Environment action
Improving understanding of the value of freshwater ecosystems and their management.
Environment action
Improving understanding of the value of freshwater ecosystems and their management.

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UNEP-DHI Centre supports UNEP’s work in highlighting the importance of freshwater ecosystems and their services, and addressing threats to their sustainable functioning.

Our work in this area spans from policy level advice to project implementation, and covers a range of topics including nature based solutions, ecosystem services assessments, strategic indictor use of ecosystems monitoring, and source to sea management approaches.

The Centre’s expertise in satellite data analysis and remote sensing are of increasing importance for guiding countries towards remedial action and halt and reverse ongoing degradation of critical freshwater ecosystems.

Relevant projects

Protecting the Congo Peatlands

UNEP, supported by UNEP-DHI, is engaged in the discussions on the technical assistance needed to understand the extent and properties of the peatlands in Congo basin, and to retrieve the necessary information and analysis to inform suitable protection measures.

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Related publications

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UNEP Freshwater Strategic Priorities 2022-2025

UNEP-DHI contributed to UNEP’S latest strategic document on freshwater-related priorities. The document describes the crucial role of freshwater bodies in meeting water-related SDGs and in addressing the three interlinked planetary crises recognized in UNEP’s Medium-Term Strategy: climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution.

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UNEP-DHI Centre on Water and Environment

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Tel: +45 45169200