Organic Soils and Peatlands

Organic soils and peatlands climate change mitigation initiative

Webinar: October 2014 Challenges and Solutions for Responsible Peatlands Management

Photo: Inken Preuss FAO, the MICCA Programme and Wetlands International have launched the global 'Organic soils and peatlands climate change mitigation initiative'. 

At the FAO Knowledge Event on climate-smart approaches for agriculture, Marcel Silvius from Wetlands International and Marja-Liisa Tapio-Biström from FAO made a presentation on Peatlands and REDD+
• Download the Peatlands and REDD+ presentation .
The Initiative is an informal network of organizations and people committed to reducing emissions from peatlands and safeguarding the other vital ecosystem services peatlands provide. Institutions currently involved in the initiative include FAO, Wetlands International, Greifswald University, IUCN UK, Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Global Environment Centre (GEC), the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)Michael Succow Foundation and the University of Helsinki.  

Listed below are the presentations made at the launch of the 'Organic soils and peatlands climate change mitigation initiative' in Bonn Germany in 2012.


Decision support tree for management of peatlands and organic soils


last updated:  Wednesday, February 18, 2015