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Author: Julie Van Offelen

Peatlands are present all over Europe, mostly in the Northern, Central and Eastern regions, (see Fig. 1) where they provide many ecosystem services such as carbon storage, supporting unique biodiversity, freshwater supply, flood prevention, etc. However, peatlands have been degraded for several centuries across Europe,...

Peatlands are unique ecosystems that are vital for societies. As a Nature Based Solution, they can contribute significantly to climate action, while providing multiple benefits for biodiversity conservation, water regulation, and livelihoods. Peatlands occur in most African countries, however, mapping of their extent and status is incomplete, the threats...

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...