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CIFOR–ICRAF addresses local challenges and opportunities while providing solutions to global problems for forests, landscapes, people and the planet.

We deliver actionable evidence and solutions to transform how land is used and how food is produced: conserving and restoring ecosystems, responding to the global climate, malnutrition, biodiversity and desertification crises. In short, improving people’s lives.

CIFOR-ICRAF AT COP 26

CIFOR-ICRAF AT COP 26

2 - 11 November, Glasgow and online
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Peatlands Pavilion

Restoration and management of peatlands in South Sumatra: science, policy and practice

Hosted by CIFOR-ICRAF

Peatlands are highly diverse terrestrial wetland ecosystems that provide multiple ecosystem goods and services, and play a huge role in carbon sequestration, water storage and habitat provision for flora and fauna. They also provide tangible products – including food, medicine, and timber – that help to sustain human livelihoods.

Different peatland management practices can result in diverse outcomes. Drainage and conversion for agriculture has significant impacts on peatlands, and can lead to irreversible degradation, while sustainable management and paludiculture may play positive roles.

Bringing science, policy and practice experts working in South Sumatra together, and using the concept of ecosystem services, this session highlights how peatland restoration and management can contribute to climate and livelihood improvement goals.

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