On World Environment Day, women are bringing new life to Colombia’s wetlands

Tapping nature’s power to nurture green recovery

  • Article type Story
  • Publication date 02 Jun 2020

Local women are leading the restoration of north Colombian wetlands to reverse degradation from decades of unsustainable farming.

Bringing life back to this vital ecosystem in Colombia’s La Mojana region provides many climate benefits, in addition to bolstering livelihoods – key to fostering a green resilient recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. Well-functioning ecosystems sequester carbon emissions, enhance resilience to extreme weather events, increase food security, inhibit the release of new diseases and generate employment.

Learn more about how GCF is supporting these nature warriors in Colombia, the host of World Environment Day on 5 June, by reading our project partner UNDP’s story in either English or Spanish.