Organic Soils and Peatlands

Learning event 2014:
Challenges and Solutions for Responsible Peatlands Management

Photo: Inken Preuss 
Facilitated online discussion:
Tuesday 30 September to Tuesday 7 October, 2014
Wednesday 1 October at 10:00–11:30 hrs (Time zone CEST).

The MICCA Programme welcomes practitioners, land managers, policy makers, entrepreneurs, researchers and civil society actors involved or interested in responsible peatlands management and climate change mitigation within the agriculture and forestry sectors, to particpate in both the webinar and the online discussion. 
For more information go to the peatland event page

Organic soils and peatlands climate change mitigation initiative

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.

last updated:  Wednesday, September 17, 2014