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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...

https://twitter.com/UNEnvironment/status/1091607156615393281 February 2 marked the anniversary of the signing of the Convention of Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) and was celebrated with thousands of events worldwide, drawing attention to the vital role of these ecosystems. This year’s World Wetland Day theme, ‘Wetlands and Climate Change’ allowed peatlands to step into...

Coordinated by UN Environment, UN Convention for Biological Diversity and Wetlands International and hosted by the Global Environment Facility in their Rio Conventions Pavilion, “Towards a joint peatland declaration: Synergies of MEAs to reverse the trend on peatland degradation” side event held 7 December, 9.30-11.00...