Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Peatlands: Building Bridges, Sharing Success

6 June 2024. Bonn, Germany, and online. GLF & CIFOR-ICRAF | GLF Peatlands: Building Bridges, Sharing Success

Peatlands store a third of the world’s soil carbon. That’s twice as much as all the world’s forests – even though they only make up 3–4% of the Earth’s land area. Yet this significant carbon store is under threat as peatlands continue to be degraded at alarming rates around the world, affecting the health and livelihoods of millions of people.

How to change the course? Connect with a thousand experts, practitioners and policymakers from all over the world for solutions and action.

Themes of this conference were:
  • State of peatland knowledge
  • Policy perspectives
  • Community engagement
  • Money talk

Extracts of the programme

The Climate Solution We Forgot: Unlocking the Power of Peatlands

Gathering experts, policy makers and practitioners, this plenary session fostered integrated solutions for peatland management. Emphasizing the critical importance of peatlands for climate regulation and biodiversity conservation, the discussion will delve into the pressing need for conservation efforts. Building upon existing knowledge, we confront the challenges that are hindering effective peatland protection and restoration. Join us as we will delve into how actionable research and local best practices from across regions can pave the way for a regenerative future for peatlands.

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