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Countering global threats from peatland loss & degradation

UNEP and Ramsar launch the revised edition of Smoke on Water – Countering global threats from peatland loss & degradation. A Rapid Response Assessment.

 

More than 180 countries have peatlands but we are only just starting to understand their role in both climate change and our efforts to curb it.

Smoke on Water is a Rapid Response Assessment that looks at peatland location, extent, threats and the policies to manage and protect them. The goal of this rapid response assessment, carried out on behalf of UN Environment and based on the efforts of more than 30 contributors, is to raise awareness about the importance of the world’s peatlands and to encourage immediate action to preserve them.

Access the revised edition here.