Global Peatlands Initiative | Julie Van Offelen
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Author: Julie Van Offelen

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...

Representing the most carbon-dense terrestrial ecosystem, peatlands can be found in all climatic zones across 169 countries worldwide. Their sustainable management, restoration and conservation play a crucial role in the process of tackling climate change, as drained and degraded peatlands represent a major source of...