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Peat contains 100X more carbon than all forests combined. Global #Peatlands Initiative = the way forward

Peat contains 100X more carbon than all forests combined. Global #Peatlands Initiative = the way forward

New peatland coalition targets cutting climate change, saving thousands of lives Thu, Nov 17, 2016 - Drained and burned peatlands are responsible for up to 5 per cent of anthropogenic carbon emissions - Peat carbon stocks hold the equivalent of at least 60 per cent of all atmospheric carbon - 2015 Indonesian peat fires contributed to 100,000 premature deaths and cost US$ 16.1 billion | Français &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp | العربية &nbsp Marrakech, 17 November 2016 - A new global initiative, launched today at the climate meeting in Marrakech, aims to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions and save thousands of lives by protecting peatlands - the world's largest terrestrial organic soil carbon stock. The Global Peatlands Initiative will mobilize governments, international organizations and academia in a targeted effort to protect peatlands, which contain almost 100 times more carbon th...

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