A perspective from the European Union’s MaCoBioS project.
Climate change is upon us, and the urgency to act against it has never been so high. The ever-increasing emission of carbon dioxide over the past century must be reversed and has become a global priority. The sea level is rising, and the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events are increasing, putting our shorelines and coastal communities at increased risk of flooding. Marine coastal ecosystems are vital for human health and well-being for all the services they provide to people, from food provision to coastal protection and more. Salt marshes are coastal wetlands flooded and drained by salt water brought in by the tides that occur worldwide, particularly in middle to high latitudes. As a marine and coastal ecosystem, they are excellent habitats for climate change adaptation and mitigation, and here is why.
Learn more about MaCoBioS by watching the introductory video.