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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.


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.


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.


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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Region Africa

Dialogues and Assessment of Transboundary Peatlands in the Kagera Sub-Basin of Nile Basin project kicks off in Nyamata, Rwanda

24 August, 2023

Region Europe

LIFE Peatland Platform 2023: ESG as a driver for wetlands rewetting and restoration

07 July, 2023

Special Issue Sustainability Journal: Emerging Voices on Tropical Peatland Conservation and Restoration

07 June, 2023

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The Virtual Peatlands Pavilion

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

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