The need for local action to sustain peatlands globally
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The need for local action to sustain peatlands globally

The need for local action to sustain peatlands globally

Friday, 10 Nov 2017 16:45 – 18:15 Meeting Room 4, Bonn Zon

Degrading peatlands contribute to 5% of global anthropogenic emissions. Use of wet peatlands (paludiculture) prevents degradation and provides an economic incentive for peatland rewetting. Traditional non-drainage uses of peatlands by local communities can be fostered to maintain these vital ecosystems.

The side event will provide an opportunity for governments, institutions, stakeholders, and partners to exchange and discuss practical examples and approaches that are advancing efforts to protect peatlands from fires, loss, and degradation.

Case-studies and experiencies from the following countries and regions will be presented:

The Democratic Republic of Congo



Caribbean Region.


Get the PDF here: The need for local action to sustain peatlands globally



Jan Peters, Michael Succow Foundation/Greifswald Mire Centre


Tim Christophersen, UN Environment.

Hans Joosten, Greifswald Mire Centre Bas Tinhout, Wetlands International.

Alberto Paniagua, Executive Director of Profonanpe.

Ruben Rashidi Bukanga, Ministry of Environment, Democratic Republic of the Congo.


For more information:

Lea Appulo, Jan Peters,

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