In collaboration with UNEP and FAO, UNEP-DHI is implementing a project aimed at protecting biodiversity and key ecosystem functions related to carbon storage and water resources in the Congo Basin Peatlands for the next fours years. The project is funded by the German International Climate Initiative (IKI).
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.