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Peat Destruction, Soil Subsidence and Flooding in South East Asia

Agricultural production in vast regions of South East Asia will be lost in the coming decades as a result of flooding of extensive lowland landscapes. The main drivers of peatland destruction are palm oil and pulp for paper plantations that require drainage.


Related Project(s):
An Action Plan for the Peatlands within the Heart of Borneo (HOB) area in the context of rehabilitating degraded peatlands and reducing CO2 emissions, A Biodiversity Action Plan for the footprint of Shell in Brunei, Ayer Hitam Peat Swamp Forest – The Last Black Jewel of West Johor, Central Kalimantan Peatland Project, Conservation Experiences with Peat Swamp Forests, Ensuring sustainable peatlands & mangroves in Indonesia, Global initiative on peatlands and climate change mitigation, Peat Fish Study, Peat, biodiversity and climate change, Peatland conservation in the Berbak-Sembilang National Park, Indonesia, Peatlands in UN Climate policies, Poverty and conservation of Peatswamps at Phru Toh Daeng, Thailand, Poznan Climate Conference: Emissions from peatlands, a global issue , Saving and restoring peat swamp areas, Sharing experiences for improved peatland management planning and practice in South-east Asia, Side event on Peatlands and Climate Change, Status of peatland in Malaysia: Its relation to CO2 emissions and climate change, Training on peat for Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) staff

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