Global Peatlands Initiative side event at UNFCCC Conference

9 May 2017, Climate Change Conference, Bonn, Germany

`Advancing global efforts to protect peat from degradation, loss & fire`

The Global Peatlands Initiative is a time-bound, targeted effort by leading experts and institutions to protect peatlands, which are the most space-effective store of carbon on the planet. The Initiative was launched at the climate change conference COP22 in Marrakech in November 2017 with aim to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions by protecting peatlands – the world’s largest terrestrial organic carbon stock.

The side event will focus on sharing examples, lessons and approaches from governments, institutions, stakeholders and partners.

Tuesday 9 May 2017
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Room: Berlin (112)

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  • The Global Peatlands Initiative – an initiative for global concerted effort on peatlands
  • Peatlands as part of landscapes and national climate action
  • Large-scale restoration and land use alternatives of tropical peatlands in Indonesia
  • Lessons from Europe for a world full of peatlands


  • Nur Masripatin – Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia
  • Martial Bernoux – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Hans Joosten – Greifswald Mire Centre
  • Dianna Kopansky – UN Environment
  • Tatiana Minayeva – Wetlands International 
  • Franziska Tanneberger – Greifswald Mire Centre

9 May 2017