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Author: Julie Van Offelen

An interview with UN Environment Programme’s peatlands expert Dianna Kopansky Tropical peatlands have been in the news recently with the very serious fires in Indonesia’s Jambi Province. Dianna Kopansky has worked extensively on tropical as well as other peatlands. She also coordinates the UN Environment Programme’s...

One week ago, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) launched its new Special Report on Climate Change, Desertification, Land Degradation, Sustainable Land Management, Food Security and Greenhouse Gas Fluxes in Terrestrial Ecosystems.“ The IPCC Report highlights the vital role of peatlands and in the new report, has emphasized...

There has been significant investment in peatland data collection across the tropics. However, when it comes to looking at the effects of management treatments and restoration, attempts to synthesize the results of research and monitoring have often proven challenging. Inconsistent choices across projects – for example on what measurement, analysis...