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Restoring peatlands in Russia wins UN Momentum for Change Award

The United Nations Climate Change Secretariat has celebrated Wetlands International’s peatland restoration in Russia as one of nineteen diverse ‘Lighthouse Activities’ for tackling climate change. […]

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Saving Peat for Less Heat! An update

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 […]

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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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Safeguarding nature can keep Paris within reach

Nature itself can gift us more than a third of the carbon emissions reductions that are needed to meet the Paris Climate Agreement. Previous estimates […]

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A focus on wetlands essential to tackle land degradation

Today the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) has launched the Global Land Outlook, a first of its kind report on land resources and […]

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Farmers’ Perspectives on Water, Land and Cattail Crops

The soil of extensive Dutch peatlands in the western and northern parts of the country is subsiding because of drainage. This leads not only to […]

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Small Grants Fund for community peatland restoration in Indonesia launched today

Today, Wetlands International launches the Indonesian Peatland Partnership Fund /”Dana Mitra Gambut Indonesia (DMG-Indonesia)” which will support partnerships between local NGOs and communities to restore […]

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APP’s New Pulp Mill Endangers Indonesia’s Climate Change Commitments

Jakarta, Indonesia. Asia Pulp & Paper’s $3 billion mill locks in high carbon emissions and fire threat for decades. NGOs call on company to stop using […]

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The importance of “blue carbon” for the Paris Agreement

Wetlands International, together with the Australian Government, organised the event “Incorporating Blue Carbon into Nationally Determined Contributions under the Paris Agreement” at the UN Climate […]