Wetlands International Policy brief UN climate Conference Copenhagen
Climate mitigation and adaptation
Private sector performance
This policy brief summarises the position of Wetlands International for a post-2012 climate agreement. It provides text suggestions for incorporating the emissions from peatlands in decisions on land use emissions in both developed countries and developing countries. Currently, peatland emission remain unaccounted in Annex 1 countries and are in danger to remain ignored under REDD schemes. The policy brief also emphasises the role of wetland conservation and restoration in climate change adaptation strategies.