Livestream Discussion - Shaping Wetlands Policy with Science for Effective Actions to Address Climate Change

, GLF Kyoto, 13 May 2019, 18:00-19:30
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The release of the 2013 IPCC Supplement and the 2019 Refinement of 2006 IPCC Guidelines provide new opportunities to incorporate wetlands, including peatlands and mangroves in climate change mitigation and adaptation agenda. Provided national capacity is in place, countries could adopt these methodologies for GHG inventories and actions of GHG emission reduction at national and sub national levels.

Programs and projects including USAID funded activities through its Country Missions, and USAID collaborative projects with CGIAR, including CIFOR will be featured in the live discussion through Youtube server by engaging resources persons, who will describe the achievements, opportunities, and existing challenges for the activities in Asia.

It is expected that the virtual audience will be attracted to enrich the debate on the fate of these unique ecosystems currently under serious threats due to unsustainable land development. Knowledge generated from the discussion would be useful for the stakeholders from other countries and regions.

Key points:

  • Capacity development and the role of science for effective implementation of policy for sustainable wetlands management
  • Community and ecosystem resilience in the changing world
  • From local issues to global context: a multi-level governance of wetlands
  • Global South collaboration


Daniel Murdiyarso
Principal Scientist, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)


  1. Alue Dohong, Deputy, Peat Restoration Agency Indonesia
  2. Haruni Krisnawati, Coordinator of Interim Secretariat, International Tropical Peatlands Center (ITPC)
  3. Nev Kemp, Deputy Chief of Party, USAID Lestari Project
  4. Rupesh Bhomia, Independent Consultant, India
  5. Pham Thu Thuy, Scientist, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

Contact person:
Jessica Ball – j.ball@cgiar.org

For more information:
GLF Kyoto 2019

  • Monday, 13 May 2019
18:00 - 18:10
Welcoming remarks
  • Introducing speakers
  • Scene setting
Moderator: Daniel Murdiyarso.
18:10 - 18:20
Peatland Restoration in Indonesia
  • Geographic setting
  • The priority
  • Success and emerging challenges
Speaker: Alue Dohong.
18:20 - 18:30
The establishment of the ITPC
  • The role of the Interim Secretariat
  • Why tropical peatlands
  • Global south collaboration
Speaker: Haruni Krisnawati.
18:30 - 18:40
Mangrove management and community livelihoods in Mimika Regency, Papua
  • Extent and significance of mangroves for the region
  • Challenges and opportunities for aquaculture
  • Roles of local government
Speaker: Nev Kemp.
18:40 - 18:50
Migrating wildlife and people in mangrove sanctuary of Odisha State, India
  • C stocks of mangrove in Bhitarkanika National Park
  • Securing sustainable aquaculture for local livelihoods
  • The challenge of migration and population pressures
Speaker: Rupesh Bhomia.
18:50 - 19:00
Building the capacity to mainstream Blue Carbon in NDC: Science and policy perspectives
  • Workshop on Mainstreaming Blue Carbon in NDC
  • Building scientific and policy capacity
  • Sharing the lessons learned from implementation by practitioners
Speaker: Pham Thu Thuy.
19:00 - 19:30
General Discussion

Including the virtual audience

Moderator: Daniel Murdiyarso.


Founding member states
Republic of Indonesia Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo Republic of Peru
Coordinating partners
Ministry of Environment and Forestry Republic of Indonesia CIFOR UN Environment FAO