Why training peatlands researchers is fundamental to good decision-making for the climate and nature
Action is urgently needed to halt the destruction of peatlands and to restore degraded peatlands, so as to prevent and reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and protect wildlife habitats, but such action can only be taken when decision-makers have sufficient sound evidence on which to base their decisions.
Global Peatlands Assessment: The State of the World’s Peatlands
Peatlands are unique and rare ecosystems that, despite only covering around 3-4% of the planet’s land surface, they contain up to one-third of the world’s soil carbon, which is twice the amount of carbon as found in the world’s forests.
Peatlands resource search
Find the latest publications, briefings and reports from the Global Peatlands Initiative.