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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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World Wetlands Day 2019 – Discussing wetlands and climate change mitigation policies

2 February of each year is celebrated as World Wetlands Day to mark the date of adoption of Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. The Convention is […]

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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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Join us at COP25: Conserving, restoring and safeguarding wetlands to achieve climate goals

With the focus of this year’s COP25 on ensuring countries’ climate pledges will reflect the speed, scale and ambition needed to keep the global temperature […]

Wetlands in the Sahel area News

Wetlands International and Africa Union Commission – Great Green Wall Initiative call for revival of wetland systems in the Sahel at New York Climate Summit

With the focus of the New York Climate Action Summit on generating concrete proposals that can be accelerated for climate action, Wetlands International will pledge […]

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ADAPT NOW: A GLOBAL CALL FOR LEADERSHIP ON CLIMATE RESILIENCE

The Global Commission on Adaptation has recently published a flagship report that puts forth recommendations for urgent action to the country and business leaders to […]

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Building with Nature at Climate Conference (COP24) in Katowice

At the recent Climate Change Conference in Katowice in December 2018 Wetlands International and EcoShape presented the Building with Nature approach, thereby contributing to global efforts […]