Global Peatland Initiative launched
Pushing peatlands protection for saving climate
20/11/2016 To save peatlands as the world’s largest terrestrial carbon stock leading peatland experts and institutions launched the Global Peatland Initiative at the World Climate Conference (COP 22) in Marrakech mid of November. It is a joint effort to cut greenhouse gas emissions from drained peatlands and thus make peatland protection a vital factor in meeting climate goals of the 2015 Paris agreement.
The Global Peatlands Initiative was founded by the governments of Indonesia, Peru, the Republic of Congo, UNEP, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, CIFOR, Wetlands International, UNEP-WCMC, GRID-Arendal, Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, European Space Agency, WRI, Greifswald Mire Centre and StarVision/Sateligence.
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