Carbon, biodiversity and land-use in the Central Congo Basin Peatlands [high res, EN]

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In January 2017, scientists announced new discoveries showing that the Central Congo Basin Peatlands form the largest area of peat swamp forest in the tropics. Estimates of soil organic carbon stocks in the Republic of Congo and Democratic Republic of Congo have radically increased as a result, to some 30 Gt. Degradation of these peat carbon stocks could have serious impacts on climate...

File name Congo_Peatland_171213_CS6_v3_EN_CR3.pdf File Location SNA/Global Programme / Multiple Benefits / Studies, Reports and Publications / Carbon, biodiversity and land-use in the Central Congo Basin Peatlands [high res, EN] File Size 13.62 Megabytes File Type pdf (application/pdf) Publish Date Monday, 18 December 2017 Upload Date Monday, 18 December 2017 Modified Date Monday, 18 December 2017 Author Lera Miles, Corinna Ravilious, Shaenandhoa García-Rangel, Xavier de Lamo, Greta Dargie and Simon Lewis Owner Lera Miles Downloads 14 Downloads Direct link to this document http://www.unredd.net/documents/global-programme-191/multiple-benefits/studies-reports-and-publications-1364/16501-carbon-biodiversity-and-land-use-in-the-central-congo-basin-peatlands-high-res-en.html