18 DECEMBER 2007 DETAILs of International
Symposium and Workshop on Tropical Peatland, kuching, august
2008 now available
The First Announcement of the International Symposium and
Workshop on Tropical Peatland to be held in Kuching in August
2008 is now available. Download
here (Filesize: 206 kbytes).
18 DECEMBER 2007 Conference statement available
The summary statement from the Technical Workshop on Minimizing
Impacts of Palm Oil and Biofuel Production in SE Asia On Peatlands,
Biodiversity and Climate Change (31 October – 1 November
2007) held in Kuala Lumpur is now available on the Conference
12 DECEMBER 2007 "Eyes of the world"
The latest stage of the United Nations Climate Change Conference
gets under way today in Bali. Calling climate change "the
moral challenge of our generation" the United Nations
Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, said, "the eyes of the
world" were on the negotiations in Bali.
For further details see http://unfccc.int.
4 DECEMBER 2007 New Press release ON
land use and CO2 emissions
The results of a new data analysis concerning CO2
emissions from tropical peatlands under different land uses
if now available (http://www.geog.le.ac.uk/carbopeat/press/pr2.html).
29 NOVEMBER 2007 "Bog barons"
feature in new scientist article
The latest edition of New Scientist magazine (1
December 2007) includes a review of some of the issues surrounding
deforestation in Indonesia including the additional impact
on peatland. This is recognition, by the internationally renowned
magazine, of the importance of the issues prior to next week's
United Nations Climate Change Conference on the Indonesian
island of Bali.
16 NOVEMBER 2007 UNEP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
DISCUSSES BIOFUELS ON BBC
A report on an interview with Achim Steiner, the Executive
Director of the United Nations Environment Programme, is available
on the BBC website. The story is headlined " Biofuels
bonanza facing 'crash'".
for the full story.
15 NOVEMBER 2007 Latest version of CARBOPEAT
The latest version of
the CARBOPEAT newsletter is now available (Filesize:
8 NOVEMBER 2007 greenpeace
turn up the heat on oil palm plantations
The international NGO Greenpeace has recently released a
series of, potentially controversial, documents highlighting
the issues of deforestation and oil palm production mostly
relating to Indonesia. The reports are already being reported
in the media and CARBOPEAT hopes that they will initiate constructive
discussions on the important issues raised.
destruction, climate change and palm oil expansion in Indonesia
the palm oil industry is Cooking the Climate - full report
26 OCTOBER 2007 Proceedings of the International
Symposium on Tropical Peatland
Papers from the international meeting held in Yogyakarta
in August are now being posted onto the CARBOPEAT
website. Individual papers are being made available until
the full publication is completed which will also be available
27 SEPTEMBER 2007 TROPICAL PEAT FEATURES
ON BBC RADIO IN UK
CARBOPEAT partners Prof Jack Rieley and Simon Husson feature
on the latest edition of the BBC radio science programme,
Material World". The programme is available on the
Listen Again feature on the BBC website - http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/thematerialworld.shtml.
17 SEPTEMBER 2007 statement
from International symposium and workshop on tropical peatland
The statement agreed by the participants of the recent International
Symposium and Workshop on Tropical Peatland in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
is now available as a
PDF file (Filesize: 45 kbytes).
11 SEPTEMBER 2007 new PEAT FACts leaflet
An introductory leaflet
on the importance of tropical peat including its potential
to contribute to climate change is now available for download.
(Filesize: 155kbytes) .
9 August 2007 INternational symposium edition
of CARBOPEAT News available
A special edition of CARBOPEAT News
is now available (608 kbytes) on the website.
11 JULY 2007 register now for international
To benefit from reduced registration costs for next month's
International Symposium and Workshop on Tropical Peatland:
Carbon Pools, Fire, Mitigation, Restoration and Wise Use (to
be held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia plus a pre-symposium fieldtrip
in Palangka Raya) participants must register by 15th
NOW at the Symposium website (http://www.soil.faperta.ugm.ac.id/CT/index.php?act=partisipant)
21 June 2007 CARBOPEAT News ISSUE
The first issue of the CARBOPEAT
newsletter is now available (Filesize: 187 kbytes). The
News contains updates on the CARBOPEAT project plus
read about the world's second smallest fish.
7 June 2007 glossary of terms available
A trial version of a glossary of
tropical peat related terms is now available based on
Rieley, J. O. and S. E. Page,
(2005). If you have any suggestions or comments please
7 June 2007 Presentations available on restorpeat
The presentations from the Wise Use of Tropical Peatland
Workshop held in Johor Bahru, Malaysia at the start of April
2007 are now available for download from the RESTORPEAT
15 May 2007 International Symposium and
Workshop on Tropical Peatland: Carbon Pools, Fire, Mitigation,
Restoration and Wise Use (to be held in AUGUST 2007)
This International Symposium will present the most up to
date scientific information on tropical peatlands, especially
their role in the global carbon cycle and levels of greenhouse
gas emissions as a result of deforestation, drainage, land
use change and fire.
A workshop will provide a platform for data synthesis and
integration in order to inform decision takers of the global
environmental benefits of maintaining tropical peat carbon
stores in situ and impress upon the UNFCC the importance of
including peat carbon in its post 2012 policies on climate
AVAILABLE FROM THE WEBSITE - http://soil.faperta.ugm.ac.id/CT
The link above will shortly detail the pre-symposium field
meeting in Palangka Raya
15 May 2007 CARBOPEAT Flyer Available
A short introductory
flyer (Filesize: 434kbytes) explaining about CARBOPEAT
and the importance of tropical peat is now available from
the Publications section.
The flyer is currently only available in English.
15 May 2007 New CARBOPEAT Website Launched
WELCOME to the CARBOPEAT website hosted
by the Department of Geography at University of Leicester.
Who we are? What we do? Why is tropical peat important?
What is CARBOPEAT?
Use the links on the left to find out more.
For an outline of the project see the Science
Overview. To find out who is involved use the Knowledge
Base. Publications include
recent material from our partners. To find out more about
tropical peat go to the Learning
Zone. Finally, the calendar
includes details of relevant meetings.
Over the next few months more material will be added to the
site, keep checking back to find out more.
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