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.


Closing Presentation by Daniel Murdiyarso


Join Daniel Murdiyarso, Principal Scientist at CIFOR-ICRAF, as he explores the overlooked importance of peatlands and the crucial reasons why they must be brought to the forefront of global conservation efforts.

Why peatlands are forgotten and what needs to be remembered

Language: English

Year: 2024

Ecosystem(s): Wetlands and Peatlands

Location(s): Asia, Global, Indonesia

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