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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.

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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.

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An effort by leading experts and institutions to save peatlands as the world’s largest terrestrial organic carbon stock and to prevent it being emitted into the atmosphere.

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The Global Peatlands Initiative is a multi-partner effort, with the main objective of ensuring peatlands receive the political and scientific attention they deserve 

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The Virtual Peatlands Pavilion exists to complement the physical Peatlands Pavilion as a long-lasting resource and knowledge hub

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