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Frontiers 2018/19: Emerging Issues of Environmental Concern

Publication date
  • 01/03/2019
  • Reports & briefs

The Global Peatlands Initiative co-wrote a chapter in the UN Environments’ publication: Frontiers 2018/19: Emerging Issues of Environmental Concern launched in March 2019.

  • This chapter: Permafrost Peatlands: losing ground in a warming world highlights the importance of peatlands on permafrost as a critical carbon-rich biome with their management having far reaching implications on the climate. Indeed, with rising global temperatures, the Arctic is warming twice as fast as the global average and scientists are becoming increasingly alarmed at the accelerating rate of permafrost thaw. Permafrost thaw is now seen as one of the most urgent issues to address as it could precipitate a runaway greenhouse effect if left unabated.

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