Input from Wetlands International with regard to addressing emissions from peatlands and other wetlands.
The drainage of peatlands leads to huge CO2 emissions. Wetlands International advocates for a new Climate Agreement to include a decision for efforts to halt these emissions. Wetlands International has therefore prepared a policy brief for negotiators which shows text proposals to enable this. This policy brief focuses on the inclusion of peatlands in the proposed REDD policy (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest degradation).
Policy brief to UN climate negotiations 2-6 November Barcelonadownload