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Reflections from Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction: “We need to use nature smarter than we have in the past”

Are ecosystem based solutions to reducing risk gaining ground? And what can be done to bring these solutions from small pilots to scale and integrated […]

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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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Joint Statement on Asia Pulp and Paper’s OKI mill in South Sumatra, Indonesia

On December 23, 2016 Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) announced it had started production at one of the largest pulp and tissue mills in the […]

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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 […]

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COP22 should recognise the key role of wetland ecosystems

On the occasion of the entry into force of the Paris Agreement and in the eve of COP22, where governments are asked to discuss how […]

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Denial continues over long-term impacts of peatland drainage in Southeast Asia

In August the 15th International Peat Congress was held in Malaysia in order to provide a platform for researchers and practitioners to congregate, share information […]

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International workshop on Restoring Peatlands in Russia

An international workshop on restoration of peatlands in Russia was held on September 27-28 in Vladimir and Meschera National Park. The workshop was organized within […]

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Wetlands International to highlight soil subsidence and flooding at International Peat Congress

Kuching, Malaysia – The International Peat Congress (IPC) 2016, a global gathering of peatland scientists and experts, is being held in Kuching, in the state […]

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A new paper rejects claims that drainage of peatlands for plantations can be sustainable

In 2015 Indonesia was hit by a disastrous haze event caused by extensive peatland fires in Sumatra and Kalimantan. In response, the Indonesian government launched […]