Peatlands, which cover only about 3 percent of the world’s land surface, store at least twice as much carbon the Earth’s forests. Mangroves, meanwhile, hold almost 5 times more carbon than the U.S.’s annual carbon emissions. At COP26 in Glasgow, acclaimed wetlands scientist Daniel Murdiyarso from the Center for International Forestry Research shares new developments in the research of these landscapes, as well as why these ‘blue carbon’ ecosystems need more finance.
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