Washington, United States.
The global situation with the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) has been developing rapidly over the last days with numerous new cases raising significant concerns at a global level. To ensure the health and safety of all of us and those around us, Bank senior management has decided to cancel all major events and conferences until further notice.
It will thus not be possible for the 2020 Land and Poverty conference to be held as planned. The next Conference on Land and Poverty is tentatively scheduled to take place in Washington DC from March 22–26, 2021.
The global extent of tropical peatlands and peat swamp forests is relatively small, yet these ecosystems play an important role in the global carbon (C) cycle. Peatlands cover only 3% of earth’s land surface, however, peatland can store twice as much C as all the world’s forests. Peatlands also provide numerous ecosystem services ranging from regulating (climate, flood, and pollution abatement), provisioning (food, fibre, water, genetic resources), supporting (biodiversity, primary production, nutrient cycling), and socio-cultural (cultural use, recreation, education).
The Indonesian archipelago is home to over a third of the world’s tropical peatlands. But around half of these tropical peatlands have been degraded through drainage, deforestation and burning – as a result of land clearance for forestry and agriculture. This degradation has led to enhanced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions placing Indonesia among the world’s top five emitter countries.
Casi el 60 % del territorio nacional del Perú corresponde a áreas forestales, y se estima que un 46 % de los GEI emitidos en el país provienen de la deforestación. A nivel mundial, REDD+ se ha posicionado como una de las estrategias más populares para la mitigación del cambio climático y Perú no ha sido la excepción. Alrededor del mundo se han implementado más de 400 proyectos REDD+, y, aunque no hay registro oficiales públicos, Perú cuenta con aproximadamente 30 proyectos REDD+.