Global Peatlands Initiative Side Event (Bonn, 9 May 2017)
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Global Peatlands Initiative Side Event (Bonn, 9 May 2017)

Global Peatlands Initiative: Advancing global efforts to protect peat from degradation, loss and fire


Tuesday 9 May 2017
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Room: Berlin (112)

Live stream: See below or follow this link:

The side event will focus on sharing examples, lessons and approaches from governments, institutions, stakeholders and partners.


  • The Global Peatlands Initiative – an initiative for global concerted effort on peatlands
  • Peatlands as part of landscapes and national climate action
  • Large-scale restoration and land use alternatives of tropical peatlands in Indonesia
  • Lessons from Europe for a world full of peatlands


  • Nur Masripatin – Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia
  • Martial Bernoux – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Hans Joosten – Greifswald Mire Centre
  • Dianna Kopansky – UN Environment
  • Tatiana Minayeva – Wetlands International tbc
  • Franziska Tanneberger – Greifswald Mire Centre

The Global Peatlands Initiative is a targeted effort by leading experts and institutions to protect peatlands, the world’s largest terrestrial organic carbon stock.

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