UNFCCC Climate Summit in Cancún (29 Nov.-10 Dec. 2010)
Wetlands International is campaigning for solutions that will help to halt the loss of wetlands. One important way to achieve this is to address the enormous amounts of carbon dioxide emissions that are released when peatlands are drained. These amount to about 6% of all global emissions. Wetlands International calls for incentives to protect and restore peatlands under a new climate treaty.
Side event: Reducing peat emissions under REDD
The experts presented their views on how emissions reductions from peatlands can be achieved under REDD. The event also provided insights of the recent developments with regard to methodological guidance for estimating and reporting peat emissions.
Adaptation Financing Needs Strategic Environmental Impact Assessments
Furthermore, Wetlands International is campaigning for solutions that will help to ensure environmental safeguards built into climate change adaptation financing. As part of the critical negotiations held in November and December 2010, discussions on climate change adaptation financing has moved forward. History was made with the approval of the first project to be funded by the Adaptation Fund. It is urgent that the right environmental impact assessments and safeguards are put in place to reduce the vulnerability of communities and ecosystems.
Download presentations of the side event:
Peatlands and REDD, Wetlands International
Peatlands and Climate Change in SE Asia, GEC
Removing technical barriers to include tropical peatlands in the REDD+ mechanism - CIFOR
IPCC Expert Meeting on HWP, Wetlands and Soil N2O