Conservación y gestión de humedales frente al cambio climático

14 al 16 de Febrero de 2024

Valencia (España) - Complejo “La Petxina”

Session 2: Management and restoration of Mediterranean wetlands as carbon sinks. LIFE Wetlands4Climate

Wednesday, February 14, 2024 | 12:35 p.m. – 14:00 p.m. | Auditorium. La Petxina

Introduction of LIFE Wetlands4Climate. Vanessa Sánchez Ortega, Fundación Global Nature.

Scientific foundations for management/restoration of Mediterranean wetlands in climate change mitigation and the contributions of the LIFE Wetlands4Climate project. Antonio Camacho, Professor of Ecology, University of Valencia – Cavanilles Institute of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology.

Actions in Wetland Management and Restoration for climate change mitigation (co-benefits, costs, and barriers). Antonio Guillem, Wetlands Coordinator, Fundación Global Nature.

Environmental education and the perception of wetland ecosystem services among various interest groups. Andreu Escrivà, Environmental Project Technician, València Clima i Energia.

The importance of audiovisual communication for Mediterranean wetlands. José Luis Fernández-Checa, Agencia EFE.

Regulatory framework for Carbon Sequestration Certification: Opportunities and challenges in wetland restoration. Giulio Volpi, Unit for Land Economy and Carbon Removals, DG Climate Action, European Commission.

Q&A session


After more than 3 years of the LIFE Wetlands4Climate project, during this session, the main scientific and technical results will be presented, as well as the approach that has been developed to involve the different stakeholders in the wetlands pilot project and the scientific and social cooperation actions conducted with various groups.

With the aim of establishing management guidelines for Mediterranean wetlands to function as carbon sinks, while maintaining their ecological integrity, functionality and providing healthy ecosystem services, an attempt has been made to maximise the C sink capacity of Mediterranean wetlands through vegetation, water, and soil management actions. Furthermore, it has been shown that such management can be consistent with biodiversity conservation. Ways have also been sought to involve the private sector in the financing of climate change mitigation measures focused on wetland management/restoration.

Following the design of an experimental protocol to evaluate the sink capacity of wetlands according to their conservation status and management actions, the project has been implemented in 10 pilot wetland areas in Spain (coastal, freshwater inland waters and saline inland waters). For each management action evaluated, the carbon balance (rates of biogeochemical processes, structure, and function of microbial communities) and ecological quality indicators were measured. Experimentation and scaling of best management/restoration actions for vegetation, soil, and water allow for the development of management matrices to assess the actions and their relationship with the natural values of wetlands and their ecosystem services, especially carbon sequestration and climate change mitigation, while assessing the trade-offs. Communication and networking have focused on different groups, school and university students, people living in wetland areas, the general public, company technicians, administration staff and scientific and technical experts.


14 de febrero de 2024

9.00 – 10:15

Sesión de apertura

10:15 – 11:00



Sesión 1: La Albufera, evolución de su estado de conservación basado en indicadores



12:35 – 14:00

Sesión 2:  Gestión y restauración de humedales mediterráneos para la mitigación del cambio climático. LIFE Wetlands4Climate

14:00 – 15:30


15:30 – 17.00

Sesión de presentación de comunicaciones: “Humedales y Cambio climático”


Pausa café y visita a pósters científicos

17:45 – 19:15

Sesión de presentación de comunicaciones: “Humedales y Biodiversidad”

15 de febrero de 2024


Sesión 3: Restauración de humedales en la práctica: implementación, barreras, problemas y solucioness

10:30 – 11:00

Pausa café


Sesión 4: Amenazas y presiones sobre los humedales

12:25 – 12:35


12:35 – 14:00

Sesión 5: Gobernanza y dimensión social



15:30 – 17:00

Sesión 6: Humedales, Empleo Verde y Ecoemprendimiento

17:00 – 18:30


16 de febrero de 2024

9:00 – 17:00

Visita al Parque Natural de l’Albufera