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Peatlands in Europe and the way forward: Insights from the Global Peatland Assessment

Published by: Caroline on October 12, 2023

Peatlands in Europe and the way forward: Insights from the Global Peatland Assessment

The Global Peatland Assessment (GPA) is the most comprehensive assessment of peatlands to date. It aims to provide a better understanding of what peatlands are, where they are found, what condition they are in and how actions can be taken to protect, restore and sustainably manage them. It also provides a valuable baseline for improvement against future assessments. It includes an updated Global Peatland Map, Regional Peatland Extent Maps, and other Hotspot Maps to highlight threats and opportunities for peatland management.

In this webinar, we would like to present the main findings of the GPA and the Global Peatland Map 2.0. Our focus is the regional assessment for Europe. Additionally, we would like to discuss the use of the GPA to inform more widely about peatlands in Europe and show the ongoing activities for forming a European Peatlands Initiative. Speakers invited include Dianna Kopansky (United Nations Environment Programme - UNEP), Tuula Larmola (Natural Resources Institute Finland, Luke), Franziska Tanneberger (Greifswald Mire Centre), Alexandra Barthelmes (Greifswald Mire Centre) and Marina Skunca (Eurosite - the European Land Conservation Network).

The webinar is held within the project “Building the European Peatlands Initiative: a strong alliance for peatland climate protection in Europe” financed under the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). It is hosted by Michael Succow Foundation, Partner in the Greifswald Mire Centre, together with the project partners Eurosite - the European Land Conservation Network, CEEweb for Biodiversity, European Landowners’ Organisation and in cooperation with the UNEP-led Global Peatlands Initiative.

The webinar will be recorded for future use and publication.

Online (Zoom), registration needed:

Event information

  • 14 / 11 / 2023
  • Michael Succow Stiftung
  • Online
  • Webinar
  • Online
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