Peatland protection is efficient climate protection
Globally, peatlands store twenty per cent of all the carbon lying untapped in the soil – despite the fact that they account for less than three per cent of the Earth’s land mass. New findings from Agroscope show that peatland protection is a highly efficient climate-protection measure. These findings were published in the prestigious journal, Nature Communications.
Leifeld, J., Menichetti, L., 2018. The underappreciated potential of peatlands in global climate change mitigation strategies. Nature Communications, in press. DOI 10.1038/s41467-018-03406-6.