100s of scientists come together on the status of contemporary peatland development

CIFOR scientists, including those in the Political Economy of Fire and Haze research project joined over 100 peatland related researchers to make a collective statement affirming the state of the knowledge of business as usual agriculture on peat. The publication was a response to some of the content profiled at the International Peatland Conference. The letter makes clear what we have learnt collectively in decades of peatland research – cautioning against claims that peatland development – as we know it, is sustainable. Due to subsidence, emissions, fires and oxidation – it is not. Read more

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