TITLE

Peatlands Destruction Drastically Impacts CO2 Emissions

PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
National Wetlands Newsletter;Jan/Feb2007, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p21
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the draining and logging of peatlands contribute to the annual emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) in Indonesia. The Wetlands International and Delft Hydraulics report that the peatland destruction contributes an annual emission of 2,000 million tons (Mt) of CO2 while 600 Mt from decomposition and 1,400 Mt from fires. The country is reported to be the third largest CO2 producer in the world if peatland emissions are included and emits 6.5 times as much CO2 from degraded peatlands by burning fossil fuels every year.
ACCESSION #
23838920

 

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