Palm oil expansion in Southeast Asia is strongly associated with conversion and degradation of peatland. Find that past studies have generally significantly underestimated emissions from palm oil grown on peatland. In particular, this will have resulted in underestimation of the indirect land use change emissions from many biofuels.

The World Bank Institute and Forest Carbon Partnership Facility have released a manual for assessing the true costs of REDD+ action aimed at saving and restoring forests.

It is well known that at least 20 million of Indonesia's people were directly or indirectly affected by the 1997/1998 Indonesian forest and field fires, where 10-11 million acres of forest and fields burnt.

The upcoming global mechanism for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries should include and prioritize tropical peatlands.

SMART stands firm in its belief that the independent verification exercise clearly demonstrates that the claims made by Greenpeace were exaggerated or wrong. SMART is not guilty of

Sinar Mas has been forced into a humiliating climb down as its independent auditors published a statement on their website saying that the audit had been misreported as it has been published and presented. The auditor

The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of forest fire on forest structure in the peat swamp forest. The study was conducted in Raja Musa Forest Reserve which has been experiencing fire occurrences since 1996. Ten plots each measuring 50x20 m were systematically set up both in the burnt and unburnt area and plant inventory were conducted between September 2001 to June 2002.

Copenhagen must lock-in commitments at or above the high-end of the current proposal range in order to preserve the possibility of limiting warming.

Meter for meter, peatlands store more carbon
than any other terrestrial ecosystem. Covering only about 3% of Earth's
land area, they hold the equivalent of half of the carbon that is in
the atmosphere as CO2.

Meter for meter, peatlands store more carbon
than any other terrestrial ecosystem. Covering only about 3% of Earth's
land area, they hold the equivalent of half of the carbon that is in
the atmosphere as CO2.

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