Peatland capacity and gap needs assessment

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The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and partners would kindly request to share and respond to the survey: Peatland capacity and gap needs assessment 

The survey is available through this link:  

English version: https://bit.ly/PeatENG 

Para los hispanohablantes, gracias por responder la encuesta aquí:  

https://bit.ly/PeatSPA

Pour les francophones, merci de répondre à l’enquête ici:  

https://bit.ly/PeatFRE

In the wake of a mounting global climate crisis, ecosystem restoration has become a priority mandate for policy makers around the world, ultimately leading to the declaration of the United Nations Decade of Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030. This timely action plan calls for strong country commitment to support and scale up the restoration of at least 350 million hectares of degraded and destroyed ecosystems to combat climate change and enhance food security, water supply and biodiversity.  

Now, as the dialogue around a manifesting climate crisis unfolds, peatlands are piquing the attention of global decision and policy makers alike. Indeed, one distinguished quality fuelling this momentum is the role of peatlands as high carbon ecosystems. Given that this aligns with your core strategic goals, we believe that IISD provides the perfect platform to help spread the word of these enigmatic ecosystems and the integral role they play in the global carbon cycle.  

This survey aims to assess the needs and gaps in peatland knowledge and tools. It also helps to map out different actors in the field and better understand challenges institutions and practitioners face, to target joint efforts where gaps exist. Your inputs through the survey will help to promote collaborative efforts and action to advance sustainable peatland management.  

Thanks for sharing the survey with your networks and responding to it at the latest by Thursday 30July. It will take only 15 minutes of your time.  

Many thanks in advance!  

Best regards,  

Maria Nuutinen and Kai Milliken 

REDD+ and  National Forest Monitoring Cluster, Forestry Department  

Food and Agriculture Organization – FAO 

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