UNEP/GRID-Arendal, British Council Host Wadden Sea Climate Training

3 May 2012: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP)/GRID-Arendal and the British Council hosted, with support from Youth in Action, the Wadden Sea Climate Training. The training allowed 15 European youth to experience first-hand the world's most important inter-tidal zone on the frontline of climate change.

The training took place from 23-28 April 2012, on the island of Langeness, Germany. According to UNEP/GRID-Ardenal, the region is an important testing ground for policies and measures to adapt to climate change.

Participants examined the environmental, cultural and socio-economic impacts of climate change on the Wadden Sea ecosystem, are were encouraged to develop projects under the EU's Youth in Action programme, to be implemented locally upon their return. [Publication: Marine Newsletter No.4]