Tropical Wetlands Initiative For Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation

Source : Mailist
June 08, 2011

Date : Friday, 10 June 2011. 18.15 – 19.45
Place : RAIL room, Ministry of Transport

Recent studies demonstrate that carbon stocks in peatlands and mangroves of Southeast Asia are almost five times higher than carbon stocks in upland tropical and temperate forests. However, methodologies are lacking for countries to assess and communicate their greenhouse gas inventories. Even IPCC guidelines are not readily applicable to such ecosystems in the tropics, which could very well benefit from REDD+. Emissions factors associated with land use change and activity data in these ecosystems need to be revisited so that peatlands and mangroves are included in mitigation schemes. This side event will present a conceptual framework, what we know to date and lessons learnt to enhance the roles of wetlands in climate change adaptation and mitigation.


Chair: Daniel Murdiyarso, CIFOR
1.       Stocks and fluxes of carbon associated with land use change in Southeast Asian tropical peatlands, Louis Verchot, CIFOR

2.       Targeting tropical wetlands for climate adaptation and mitigation,
Matthew Warren, US Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service

3.       Development of IPCC guidance on wetlands,
Simon Eggleston, IPCC Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories

4.       Challenges of climate change adaptation in Sundarban mangrove forest of Bangladesh, S.M. Munjurul Hannan Khan, Government of Bangladesh

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, click here or contact Daniel Murdiyarso at

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