Integrated Management of Peatlands for Biodiversity and Climate Change: The Potential of Managing Peatlands for Carbon Accumulation While Protecting Biodiversity

Project Summary

This proposed project is a targeted-research-project and will investigate techniques for conserving peatland areas to facilitate carbon accumulation while at the same time maintaining or enhancing their biodiversity. The objective of the project will be to address the capability of peatlands to act as significant carbon deposits, and provide recommendations on how these areas could be managed to ensure this attribute is maintained and even improved while protecting biodiversity. An in-depth research on scientific literature will be undertaken,, workshops and targeted discussions held and three case studies conducted: Russia, Indonesia and China. Based on the information gathered, guidance for future management interventions will be developed.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Environment Programme
Executing Agencies
Lead Agencies - Wetland Internationals and The Global Environment Centre working with a range of national and international partner organizations and institutions
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
24,750 USD
GEF Project Grant
972,705 USD
Co-financing Total
GEF Agency Fees
Total Cost 997,455.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
20 May 2002
Preparation Grant Approved
01 Jan 2000
Concept Approved
20 Nov 2002
Project Approved for Implementation
19 Nov 2002
Project closed
01 Nov 2010