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