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Saving Peat for Less Heat! An update

Published on:
  • Climate mitigation and adaptation
  • Peatland conservation and restoration
  • Sustainable land use

Emissions from drained and degrading peatlands (organic soils) are almost double the amount of CO2 emissions from aviation, even without skyrocketing emissions from peat fires. This briefing shows the progress on tackling peatland emissions against a roadmap we set-out with three global conventions in 2015. We showcase examples of initiatives leading the way to safeguard and restore peatlands and call on countries to act on peatlands.

We call for:

  • conservation of intact peatlands
  • phasing-out drainage-based peatland use, and
  • peatland restoration for nature or alternative economic land-uses.

Saving Peat for Less Heat! An update