Global Peatland Initiative (GPI)
Relevant treaty: T-XT7109 - Convention on Wetlands of International Importance Especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Convention on Wetlands). Dissolved prior to 2012.
Provide a worldwide platform to promote sustainable utilization of peatlands, following both sectoral and integrated approaches; identify sectoral needs for peatlands taking into account stakeholders' interests; raise awareness of functions and benefits of peatlands and assess their direct and public-generated economic value; assess criteria and indicators for certification of sustainable peatland management; identify key areas for conservation, propose these sites to the Ramsar convention and identify funding mechanisms; provide cost-effective plans to increase biodiversity of peatlands and decrease carbon emission; support initiatives to replace peat as a horticultural substrate and to regenerate peat growth after exploitation has ceased.
Steering Committee; multi-sectoral partnership.
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