Global Guidelines for Peatland Rewetting and Restoration

Hans Joosten
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The Convention on Wetlands (The Convention) and other national, regional and global policy frameworks promote the restoration of degraded peatlands. Rewetting peatland to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is an important climate change mitigation strategy, and meeting the objectives of the Paris Agreement may require rewetting of virtually all drained peatland, a total of over 50 million hectares globally. This Ramsar Technical Report provides comprehensive technical guidance and background information on peatland rewetting and restoration for regional planners, site managers and policy makers.