For peat’s sake: why we must protect peatlands

20 Jun 2020

The edges of peatlands, often along rivers, have a long history of human settlement. While a challenging place to live, peatlands provide a range of products and income sources. As awareness rises about their carbon-sequestration abilities, so does the push to protect peatlands from degradation and ensure that local communities have viable options for livelihoods and food security.

Originally titled “Why peatlands matter for food security”, this session hosted by ITPC aired on June 4th, 2020 at the GLF Bonn Digital Conference.

Publisher: GLF

Language: English

Year: 2020

Keyword(s): agriculture, biodiversity, CIFOR, community voices, Congo, conservation, degradation, ecosystem, farmers, farming, fish, fishing, food issues, food security, food supply, GPI, harvest, Indonesia, ITPC, livelihoods, nutrition, peatlands, Peru, restoration, rivers, tropical peatlands, UNEP

Ecosystem(s): Wetlands and Peatlands

Location(s): Global

  • International Tropical Peatlands Center (ITPC)

  • UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

  • Global Peatlands Initiative