Peatlands hold a disproportionate share of the world’s soil carbon stocks, but commercial interests are turning these environmental assets into long-term sources of emissions by draining soil and degrading ecosystems. Restoring natural water flow and saturating peatland through a process commonly referred to as “rewetting” can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, slow subsidence and reduce the risk of wildfire.
In support of accelerating climate ambition, eighteen foundations signed a joint statement affirming their commitment to supporting the critical role forests and sustainable land use, and indigenous guardianship of these places, play in the fight against climate change.
The International Peat Mapping Team was awarded the Indonesian Peat Prize for their mapping technology.
A new set of materials helps explain how forests and land use relate to climate change.
Site visits can be a powerful tool for knowledge sharing, capacity building, network formation, and policy promotion. New analysis suggests best practices.
Indigenous people will be supported in protecting their forest land and resources through International Land & Forest Tenure Facility.
Attempting to fight climate change without lifting up communities who protect forests is grave mistake, says Ford Foundation President.
World leaders must do more to defend custodians of natural world whose lives are at risk from big business, says UN Rapporteur.
BIC report finds World Bank's fossil fuel subsidies undermine its own forest protection and climate commitments.
Global Witness finds at least 185 environmental defenders murdered in 2015.