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UN Climate Talks in Barcelona (Nov. 2009)

Wetlands International was present at the UN Barcelona Climate Talks, held from 2 - 6 November 2009. A side event was held presenting the first ever peatland emission data per country.

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On Wednesday 4 November, at the UN climate talks (UNFCCC) Barcelona, Wetlands International and Greifswald University presented the first ever overview of peat carbon stocks and drainage related carbon dioxide emissions of all 170 peat-containing countries world wide. Splitting the global 550 Gigaton carbon storage and alarming 2 Gton annual CO2 emissions from peatlands to national levels, these new figures turn the official total emission figures of many countries upside down. 


Read the press release: Presentation of first ever peatland emission data per country


Read the press release: Report on peatland emissions changes global picture


Download the Global Peatland CO2 Picture report 

Presentations at the Press Conference & Side Event.

You can download the presentations of the side-event by clicking on the links:


Barcelona Convention Centre
Carrer del Foc 47
08038 Barcelona, Spain

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