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Shaping Wetlands Policy with Science for Effective Actions to Address Climate Change

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Monday, May 13, 2019
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May 13, 2019 5:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

The release of the 2013 IPCC Supplement and the 2019 Refinement of 2006 IPCC Guidelines provide new opportunities to incorporate wetlands, including peatlands and mangroves in climate change mitigation and adaptation agenda. Provided national capacity is in place, countries could adopt these methodologies for GHG inventories and actions of GHG emission reduction at national and sub national levels.

Programs and projects including USAID funded activities through its Country Missions, and USAID collaborative projects with CGIAR, including CIFOR will be featured in the live discussion through Youtube server by engaging resources persons, who will describe the achievements, opportunities, and existing challenges for the activities in Asia.

It is expected that the virtual audience will be attracted to enrich the debate on the fate of these unique ecosystems currently under serious threats due to unsustainable land development. Knowledge generated from the discussion would be useful for the stakeholders from other countries and regions.

Key points:

  • Capacity development and the role of science for effective implementation of policy for sustainable wetlands management.
  • Community and ecosystem resilience in the changing world.
  • From local issues to global context: a multi-level governance of wetlands
  • Global South collaboration


Daniel Murdiyarso
Principal Scientist, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

Dr Alue Dohong, Peat Restoration Agency, Indonesia
Haruni Krisnawati, Coordinator of Interim Secretariat, International Tropical Peatlands Center (ITPC)
Nev Kemp, Lestari (Mangroves) Project
Rupesh Bhomia, Independent Consultant, India
Pham Thu Thuy, Scientist, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

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