Peatlands - guidance for climate change mitigation by conservation, rehabilitation and sustainable use

Peatlands - guidance for climate change mitigation by conservation, rehabilitation and sustainable use

Peatlands - guidance for climate change mitigation by conservation, rehabilitation and sustainable use

The publication informs on management and finance options to achieve emission reductions and enhance other vital ecosystem services from peatlands.  A decision support tree guides through opportunities for both cultivated and uncultivated peatlands.  Methodologies and data available for quantifying GHG emissions from peatlands and organic soils are summarized and practical solutions are given concerning, measuring, reporting, and verification (MRV) and accounting.  Country-specific case studies illustrate the problems, solutions, and opportunities for peatland management.

Release Date

May 2012

Other Authors

Hans Joosten, Marja-Liisa Tapio-Biström & Susanna Tol (eds.)
Robert O'Sullivan contributed