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Why peatlands matter in the battle against climate change?

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Presented by Daniel Murdiyarso (CIFOR) at "Webinar: If forests and peatlands disappeared, would humanity survive?", 21 August 2019.

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Why peatlands matter in the battle against climate change?

  1. 1. Why peatlands matter in the battle against climate change? Daniel Murdiyarso
  2. 2. Slash – drain – burn
  3. 3. Fire emission factors Huijnen et al 2016
  4. 4. Conserving FSF for CC mitigation Murdiyarso et al. 2009 EcosystemCstorage(Mgha -1 ) Soils below 30 cm depth Soils 0-30 cm depth + roots Aboveground live + dead Boreal Temperate Tropical upland Tropical peat swamp Mangrove 0 200 400 600 800 1,000 1,200 1,400 1,600 Donato et al. 2011
  5. 5. Restoring degraded PSFs for CC adaptation
  6. 6. CO2 and non-CO2 emissions from various LUs Hergoualc’h et al. 2018
  7. 7. CIFOR advances human well-being, environmental conservation, and equity by conducting research to inform policies and practices that affect forests in developing countries. Thank you www.cifor.org www.cifor.org/swamp

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