The Role of Peatlands in Climate Mitigation

The Role of Peatlands in Climate Mitigation

The Role of Peatlands in Climate Mitigation

Policy Review from Central and Eastern Europe

Synthesis paper | December 15, 2023
Related area of expertise: Resilience
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Despite a growing interest in the inclusion of peatlands in national political agendas, there is still work to be done, especially regarding the collection of up-to-date data on peatlands’ extent, degradation, and monitoring, to better highlight and set ambitious goals for the role of peatlands in national policies and action plans.

Peatlands’ role in climate change mitigation cannot be avoided since degraded peatlands are significant contributors to GHG emissions, whereas intact and rewetted peatlands have tremendous capacity to store carbon.


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