Peat, biodiversity and climate change
This project assessed the capacity of peatlands to store carbon. It also provided recommendations on how peatlands could be managed to ensure their capacity to store carbon is maintained and even improved while, at the same time, conserving and restoring biodiversity values.
Storing carbon is crucial for preventing carbon dioxide emissions and therefore preventing further climate change. If the carbon of the world's peatlands is released, the level of carbon in the atmosphere will rise with 75%.
This project was implemented in China, Indonesia and the Russian Federation, together with our offices in those countries.
Global Environment Facility.
United Nations Environment Programme, Global Environment Facility (UNEP-GEF) and multiple co-finance sources