Critical, yet vulnerable: why peatlands matter for South-East Asia

AUTHOR Evans, M.
At the fifteenth World Forestry Congress (WFC) in Seoul, South Korea, the critical contributions of forests to climate-change mitigation, biodiversity, and livelihoods were top of mind. Tropical peatlands were particularly lauded for their outsize carbon sequestration potential, alongside their contributions to broader sustainable development goals.
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