Organic Soils and Peatlands                                                      

©Inken Preuss Publication: Towards climate-responsible peatlands management (2014)

Responsible management practices can help to maintain peatland ecosystem services while sustaining and improving local livelihoods. This recent FAO publication gives guidance on responsible peatland management practices, supporting the reduction of GHG emissions from managed peatlands.

Learning material on responsible peatland management

Watch recorded presentations from the webinar:
Challenges and Solutions for Responsible Peatland Management

Organic soils and peatlands climate change mitigation initiative

The Initiative, launched by FAO, the MICCA Programme and Wetlands International is an informal network of organizations and people committed to reducing emissions from peatlands and safeguarding the other vital ecosystem services that peatlands provide.

Institutions currently involved in the initiative include FAO, Wetlands International, Greifswald UniversityIUCN UKGlobal Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases, the Centre 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.       


Decision support tree for management of peatlands and organic soils



last updated:  Friday, April 17, 2015