International Conventions and their implications on peat and peatland management

Update: IPS has published a supplement to its 2014 International Conventions Guide on 18 February 2019. This includes the Global Peatlands Initiative (GPI), Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), and the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF).

Download: Conventions Supplement 2019

International Conventions are some of today's most important decision-making bodies for peat and peatland management. They deal with biodiversity, climate and ecosystem services, as well as health, water and agriculture issues on a global level and thereby influence also national and local peatland legislation and guidelines.

Often it is difficult to understand their background and relationships with each other.

To better explain these mechanisms, the International Peat Society has collected basic information on the most important Conventions in a 54-page booklet, trying to describe how they work and why it is important to be involved. 

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Jack Rieley and Sandra Lubinaite

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