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On the Peat Beat

Mariam Ghani, Stakeholder Engagement and Communications Manager, Tropical Rainforest Conservation and Research Centre (TRCRC) | Dr Lee Jo Kien , Lead Analyst, Tropical Rainforest Conservation and Research Centre (TRCRC)

17-Apr-23 15:00

On the Peat Beat

Peatlands are a type of wetland which occur in almost every country and are known to cover at least 3% of global land surface. Peatlands are an integral part of our ecosystem - they are the largest natural terrestrial carbon store, and can store more carbon than all other vegetation types in the world combined. Sadly, these are areas that have been undervalued for years, seen as no-man's land, or one that only has value if modified for some "better" use. Working towards improving the image of peatlands are the good people from the People for Peat (PFP) coalition, who over the last four years, have supported peatland communities in Southeast Asia (SEA), to promote sustainable use of peatland in ASEAN. Malaysia's Tropical Rainforest Conservation and Research Centre (TRCRC) were also part of the coalition, and they join us to share more about the People for Peat programme, and to shed more light on their achievements thus far. We speak to Mariam Ghani (Stakeholder Engagement and Communications Manager) and Dr. Lee Jo Kien (Lead Analyst, Tropical Rainforest Conservation and Research Centre (TRCRC) for more

Produced by: Juliet Jacobs

Presented by: Juliet Jacobs


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Categories:  environmentLaw/Activism

Tags:  peat swamp forestspeople for peatcarbon capturetropical rainforest conservation and research centrepeatlands





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