Decision support tree for management of peatlands and organic soils
Climate mitigation and adaptation
Peatland conservation and restoration
Sustainable land use
This decision support tree was developed for the 2012 report, Peatlands – guidance for climate change mitigation by conservation, rehabilitation and sustainable use, which outlines the steps in the decision-making process.
The main strategies for reducing emissions from peatlands and organic soils aim to:
1. secure undrained peatlands to prevent emissions;
2. rewet drained peatlands to reduce emissions; and
3. adapt management strategies for peatlands that cannot be rewetted.