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Tropical Peatland Conservation and Restoration in Katingan-Mentaya, Indonesia, for Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Mitigation and Adaptation

Katingan-Mentaya Peatland Restoration and Conservation Project is the biggest Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) approved REDD+ project in the world, with potential emissions reductions averaging 7.4 million tonnes of CO2e per year.

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Climate mitigation and adaptation

Peatlands emit CO2 when cleared and drained for agriculture and forestry. Over 5% of global CO2 emissions are caused by peatland degradation. Restoration and sustainable use of these areas can reduce emissions substantially and help people to be more resilient to a changing climate.

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Poster explaining restoring Peatlands in Russia for fire prevention and climate change mitigation

In European Russia, ten million hectares of peatlands, that were drained for various uses, have been largely abandoned as the economy economic changes. In summer […]

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Leaflet on restoring peatlands in Russia for fire prevention and climate change mitigation

A large portion of peatlands in Russia remains untouched, but several million hectares of peatlands, especially in densely populated part of European Russia, have been […]

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Peatlands – guidance for climate change mitigation by conservation, rehabilitation and sustainable use

This is the second edition of the publication that informs on management and finance options to achieve emissions reductions and enhance other vital ecosystem services […]

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Mastering disaster in a changing climate: Reducing disaster risk through resilient water management

According to the U.N. Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), between 1995 and 2015, over 6,400 weather-related disasters claimed a total of 606,000 lives and […]

Peatland landscape in Russia News

Countries can strengthen climate plans in 2020 with peatland and mangrove targets

There is untapped mitigation potential and a significant opportunity to include and expand peatlands and mangroves in the future, revised national climate plans of all […]

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Coastal Wetlands and Mangroves: A Natural Climate Solution Pathway to Climate Change

A joint submission to the Talanoa Dialogue by the Global Mangrove Alliance, founded by Conservation International, The Nature Conservancy, Wetlands International, World Wildlife Fund, and […]

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Climate-proof disaster risk reduction and Bio-rights for Indigenous communities in Guatemala

Natural disasters, droughts and heavy rainfalls, make Guatemalan communities vulnerable to their natural environment. In five departments in Guatemala we work with communities to reduce […]

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New initiative launched to create climate resilient wetlands for waterbirds and communities

Bonn, Germany – A new initiative to identify and restore critical wetlands for waterbirds flying between Europe and Africa that are vulnerable to climate change was […]

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