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Launch of the Peatland Atlas 2023

Published by: Caroline on July 18, 2023

Launch of the Peatland Atlas 2023

The Peatland Atlas 2023 highlights background information from different regions and provides options on how decision-makers and society can act now. The publication by the Michael Succow Stiftung, partner of the Greifswald Mire Centre, BUND - Friends of the Earth Germany and the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, in cooperation with the Global Peatland Initiative, is going to contribute to a broad social debate on challenges and potentials of peatland conservation, restoration, and sustainable use in Europe and globally.

What are the drivers of worldwide peatland losses? What are drained peatlands used for? What are the local and global impacts of peatland destruction? What policy measures are necessary to protect peatlands? These are the questions we will discuss with our guests from science, politics, and civil society.

Draft programme

Light lunch

Presentation of the Peatland Atlas 2023 by Inka Dewitz, Senior Programme Officer, International Agricultural Policy Division, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Berlin, and Jan Peters, Managing Director, Michael Succow Stiftung

Video statements by international peatland activists and local/indigenous communities

Panel discussion with:

  • Dianna Kopansky, Global Peatland Coordinator, United Nations Environment Programme (confirmed)
  • Jutta Paulus MEP, Greens/EFA (confirmed)
  • Hans Joosten, Secretary-General, Greifswald Mire Centre (confirmed)
  • Chris Baker, Director - Europe, Wetlands International Europe
  • Representative from a farmers' union (tbc)

Event information

  • 18 / 09 / 2023
  • L42, Rue de la Loi 42, 1040 Brussels
  • Forum
  • Physical
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