This technical document informs on management and finance options to achieve emissions reductions and enhance other vital ecosystem services from peatlands. It targets policy makers, technical audiences and others interested in peatlands. A decision support tree guides through opportunities for both cultivated and uncultivated peatlands. Methodologies and data available for quantifying GHG emissions from peatlands and organic soils are summarized and practical solutions are given concerning measuring, reporting and verification (MRV) and accounting. In addition, country-specific case studies illustrate the problems, solutions and opportunities of peatland management.

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Organization: FAO, Wetlands International, University of Greifswald

Topics: Agriculture and Food, Finance, Land Use Management, Environment, Mitigation, Ecosystems

Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document

Publication date: 2012

Language: English