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.


Global Significance and Challenges of Peatland Management


This plenary session explored the multifaceted significance of peatlands, examining their diverse meanings across sectors and scales. It addressed the complex challenges of peatland management, emphasizing constructive dialogue and deliberative governance. Global perspectives highlighted the imperative of peatland conservation amid transboundary impacts, calling for inclusive management models. The session also tackled financing challenges associated with peatland restoration and sustainable alternatives.




Moderator: Juan Pablo Sarmiento Barletti, CIFOR-ICRAF.

Speakers: Daniel Murdiyarso, Principal Scientist at CIFOR-ICRAF; Berioska Quispe, General Director of Climate Change and Desertification at the Ministry of Environment, Peru; Heike Henn, Director for Climate, Energy and Environment at BMZ; Franziska Tanneberger, Director of the Greifswald Mire Centre; Vera Songwe, Chair and Founder of the Liquidity and Sustainability Facility; Bethany Copsey, Member of RE-PEAT; and Eka Cahyaningrum, Founder of Himba Raya Indonesia (HIRAI).

Landscape of the Peat: Inclusive Management Solutions

Language: English

Year: 2024

Ecosystem(s): Wetlands and Peatlands

Location(s): Global, Indonesia

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