This presentation is an overview of the Sustainable Wetlands for Adaptation and Mitigation Program (SWAMP), the SWAMP Toolbox and the importance of wetlands.
SWAMP is a collaborative effort between the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), USDA Forest Service and Oregon State University; it is supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).
Wetlands, particularly mangroves and peatlands have high, quality stocks of carbon, important for climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies. They also provide numerous ecosystem services. However, most countries do not have sufficient information about the significance of wetlands.
To better understand the carbon dynamics in this ecosystem, the toolbox aimed to provide basic training materials for academia, policy makers and practitioners on the wetlands issues related to climate change and mitigation strategies.