Kick-off workshop of the Med-ESCWET project on the Burullus Lake pilot site (Egypt)

09/14/2015


To raise the awareness of policy makers on wetlands importance in adaptation to climate change, the Med-ESCWET project on "economic valuation of ecosystem services provided by wetlands in terms of adaptation to climate change in the Mediterranean" seeks to economically assess these services to inform decision-making process.

An economic valuation will be conducted on a regulation ecosystem service related to adaptation to climate change in 4 Mediterranean pilot areas, including Burullus Lake for the Carbon sequestration service. These pilot sites were selected in May 2015 during the first meeting of the Steering Committee of Med-ESCWET project  following a feasibility study led on 12 combinations of ecosystem services/wetlands.

The kick-off workshop “Contribution of Burullus Lake to Carbon sequestration” took place in September 14, 2015 in the Hilton hotel of Alexandria. This workshop aimed to inform and raise awareness among all stakeholders involved in the management of Burullus Lake on the content and the course of the study carried out on this pilot area, in the framework of Med-ESCWET project, in order to facilitate the implementation of activities on ground.




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