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Lessons learnt and best practices for the management of tropical peatlands: an intertropical dialogue

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GLF Bonn 2018 Side Event 3.2: Lessons learned and best practices for the management of tropical peatlands: An inter-tropical dialogue (https://events.globallandscapesforum.org/agenda/bonn-2018/day-1/side-event-3-2-lessons-learned-and-best-practices-for-the-management-of-tropical-peatlands-an-inter-tropical-dialogue)

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Lessons learnt and best practices for the management of tropical peatlands: an intertropical dialogue

  1. 1. Lessons learnt and best practices for the management of tropical peatlands: an intertropical dialogue GLF-Bonn 1-2 December 2018 Indonesia, Botswana, Peru Rosa M. Roman-Cuesta, CIFOR Moderator
  2. 2. Rezal Kusumaatmadja Indonesia, Private Sector, Restoration COO of PT Rimba Makmur Utama Katingan Mentaya Project Gotz Martin Indonesia, Private Sector, Agro- bussiness Head of Sustainability Implementation Golden Agri-Resources Ltd HE Siti Nurbaya Indonesia, Public Sector, Government Minister of the Environment and Forestry Joseph Mbaiwa Botswana, Public Sector, Academia Director of the Okavango Research Institute (ORI) University of Botswana Piotr Wolski Botswana, Public Sector, Academia Senior Researcher at Climate System Analysis University of Cape Town Dennis del Castillo Peru, Public Sector, Research Forest Management and Environmental Services Program director at the Peruvian Amazon Research Institute (IIAP) Alberto Paniagua Peru, Public Sector, Trust Fund Prior Executive Director of Profonanpe (Peruvian Trust Fund for National Parks and Protected Areas) Rosa Roman- Cuesta Moderator CIFOR Climate change mitigation and Low Emission
  3. 3. • Why peatlands why now? • What are the threats? • Next steps?
  4. 4. Carbon stock MgC/ha ISRIC Peat (Gumbricht et al. 2017) 3 times more peat in the tropics than previously thought Continuous and deep: recalcitrant Patchy and superficial: labile Different peat types Mountain peatlands?
  5. 5. Peats are carbon bombs Their contribution to global warming will depend on sustainably managing them. NDCs NAMAS
  6. 6. Drier than normal Wetter than normal WET SEASON PERCENT RAINFALL TREND CHANGE 1960_2010 SIGNIFICANT Climatic threats of peat degradation: rainfall
  7. 7. Drier than normal Wetter than normal DRY SEASON PERCENT RAINFALL TREND CHANGE 1960_2010 SIGNIFICANT Climatic threats of peat degradation: rainfall
  8. 8. Global surface annual temperature trends 1960-2017 (NASA) Climatic threats of peat degradation?: temperature
  9. 9. Roucoux et al. (2017) Conservation Biology Conservation threats to Peruvian northern Peats
  10. 10. Drier than normal Wetter than normal Dargie et al. (2018) Mitig Adapt Strateg Glob Change Conservation threats to Peruvian northern Peats
  11. 11. Dargie et al. (2018) Mitig Adapt Strateg Glob Change Conservation threats to Peruvian northern Peats
  12. 12. Consumers and Producers A shared Responsibility Standards and best practices help
  13. 13. Population growth: Africa and Asia leading 2100 projections
  14. 14. We need robust peatland policies based on empirical evidence
  15. 15. cifor.org blog.cifor.org ForestsTreesAgroforestry.org Let’s start… cifor.org/swamp

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