12.12.2018

Joosten praised Indonesia for its leading the way in safeguarding peatlands by committing large areas to restoration. He also stressed the importance of the International Tropical Peatland Center in Bogor/Indonesia and the Paludiculture Platform launched there. “The peatlands must be kept wet – for the climate, for the people, and forever,” Joosten noted. And referring to the 2015 Climate Change Agreement, he added: “There will be no Paris without peat-lands.” 

Mike Gardner, journalist, Bonn/Germany