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As part of the Global Peatlands Initiative (GPI), the German International Climate Initiative (IKI) is interested in exploring ways to protect the Congo peatlands, an enormous carbon sink.
The project aims to provide support to countries to identify data, capacity needs, policy and guidance gaps on peat and climate change. Options to reduce degradation and improve peatland management through conservation, restoration and sustainable peat strategies will be shared.
UNEP, supported by UNEP-DHI, is engaged in the discussions on the technical assistance needed to understand the extent and properties of the peatlands in Congo basin, and to retrieve the necessary information and analysis to inform suitable protection measures.
An initial project concept was approved by IKI and the project is now in a design phase.