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.
Press release: Peatland protection pays off - Massive conservation and restoration is needed
20 September, 2023
Measuring Greenhouse Gas Balance of Peatland: Lessons from the Tropics and the North - webinar
Theme Climate and GHG
APCW side event: Needs-based Finance (NBF): Mobilization for Scaled-up Regional Climate Action - Consultation Session and Peer Exchange
Theme Economics / Finance mechanisms
APCW side event: Enhancing Peatland Conservation - Advancements in carbon measurement
APCW side event: Advancing Peatland Restoration – Unlocking Private Investment for a Sustainable Future
Building Resilience in the Wetlands of Datem del Marañon Province, Peru
GEF project coastal Wetlands of south-central Chile
The Global Peatlands Initiative: Assessing, Measuring and Preserving Peat Carbon