In focus Peatlands


Fact File - 30 Oct 2015
What are the costs of the fires? Why do they start? How does the smoke affect health and wildlife? What happens next? Answers to these and more ...
Fact File - 28 Jul 2015
Ugly, smelly, overlooked ... and a wonderland for environmental protection and people's livelihoods.

News - 15 Jun 2017
New map reveals more tropical peat
Results provide fresh opportunities to combat climate change
Video - 8 Jun 2017
Dayak activist Emmanuela Shinta: ‘We want to be heroes, not victims.’
Why an enterprising spirit is required to tackle peatland challenges on a local level
Video - 7 Jun 2017
The power of science communication
How the media can help protect Indonesia’s peatlands
News - 5 Jun 2017
Peatlands: The view from space
How satellites can help map and monitor critical peat landscapes
Event Coverage - 2 Jun 2017
Eyes on the livelihoods of peatland communities
Global market demands and ecological conditions force ground-level change – and collaboration
Video - 31 May 2017
Ann Jeannette Glauber of World Bank: ‘Indonesia’s 2015 fires cost twice as much as tsunami clean-up’
Indonesia's fire and haze crisis in 2015 not only produced emissions on a daily basis exceeding that of the entire EU economy, but it also cost the country...
Event Coverage - 30 May 2017
Countering the health effects of peat fires
From social media–based applications to face masks, a range of efforts are being instituted to tackle the causes and effects of toxic haze in Indonesia
Video - 29 May 2017
Lera Miles of UN Environment: ‘There’s much more peatland there than anyone had ever anticipated’
Why the international community should do its part to support the Congo Basin countries in preserving their peatlands
News - 26 May 2017
Congo’s hidden carbon
Why the massive carbon stocks of the Congo Basin have until now gone unnoticed
Event Coverage - 24 May 2017
‘Black gold’ for climate mitigation
Measuring the wealth of carbon stocks in peatlands