About GLF Peatlands 2024


Peatlands cover 3-4% of Earth’s land but store a third of global soil carbon. Despite their importance, 12% are degraded, contributing 4% of human-induced emissions.

Degradation, driven by agriculture and forestry, causes environmental and social issues like fires and economic damage. Managing peatlands effectively requires collaboration across sectors.

The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) Peatlands 2024 Hybrid Conference brought together global stakeholders to address gaps in peatland science, policy, and practice. Held alongside the UNFCCC Bonn Climate Change Conference, it explored peatlands’ roles in carbon storage, biodiversity, and water regulation.


A Virtual Expedition Across Continents


Join us for a thrilling virtual expedition on the GLF Peatlands World Tour. Travel across Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America & the Caribbean, exploring the rich ecosystems of peatlands. Meet passionate stewards and uncover the secrets of these vital landscapes. Together, let’s champion the preservation of peatlands – the forgotten climate solution!

Join Jochen Flasbarth, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany, as he delivers the opening words to set the stage for our event.

GLF Peatlands World Tour 🌍 | Jochen Flashbarth Keynote

Language: English

Year: 2024

Ecosystem(s): Wetlands and Peatlands

Location(s): Global

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