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Methane emission from peat soils (organic soils, histosols) – Facts, MRV-ability, emission factors

This report looks at methane emissions from wet peatlands, discusses the mechanisms behind these emissions, and presents tentative emission factors. This report was produced for […]


Are emission reductions from peatlands MRV-able?

Globally very significant GHG benefits can accrue by avoiding peatland degradation and by actively restoring peatlands. This report, produced for the UNFCCC Climate Change Talks in Bonn, […]


Emission factors for managed peat soils – An analysis of IPCC default values

This paper evaluates IPCC approaches to greenhouse gas emissions from managed organic (peat) soils and notices that the IPCC Guidelines 2006. This report was produced […]

Factsheet Wetlands and Climate Change Adaptation

Overview of our activities on climate change adaptation. Wetlands International has a long standing history in investigating the role of wetlands in relation to water […]


Firefighting in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia

This video describes the work of local community-based firefighters who through their dangerous work prevent peat fires that have international consequences. The fire brigades are […]


Adapting to Climate Change in the Himalayas: Jhelum Basin experiences

This film tells the story of the Jhelum Basin experiences in adapting to climate change in the Himalayas. It was made by Wetlands International South […]


Bio-rights in Theory and Practice

Bio-rights is an innovative financing mechanism for reconciling poverty alleviation and environmental conservation. By providing micro-credits for sustainable development, the approach enables local communities to […]


Peatlands in National Inventory Submissions 2009

An analysis of the National Inventory Submissions of European countries with respect to GHG emissions from peatlands/organic soils with identification of gaps and proposals for […]


Palm oil production, peatland loss and CO2 emissions

This video shows how palm oil is threatening Southeast Asia’s tropical peatlands. Due to drainage of the swamps, the peat oxidates and releases huge amounts […]