Past, Present and Future of the Peatlands of the Central Congo Basin

Credit: Kevin McElvaney/Greenpeace 

About the Project

In 2017 our research team revealed that the world's largest tropical peatland is located in the geographical heart of Africa. Over 10,000 years peat has been building up. Today the central Congo peatlands store 30 billion tonnes of carbon, requiring careful protection.

CongoPeat brings together an interdisciplinary team of leading experts to study this newly discovered yet threatened ecosystem.

Credit: Kevin McElvaney/Greenpeace

Suivez notre exposé sur “Tourbières tropicales du bassin du Congo : causes potentielles de dégradation” ce jour 06/12/323 à 13h15, heure de Brazzaville, 12h15 GMT

En direct sur

On Tue 5 Dec @UMNG and #CongoPeat host side event at COP28 on research priorities for #CongoBasin peatlands. With Prof Suspense Averti Ifo @LgetaU and Prof @SimonLLewis.

🗓️5 Dec
🕐16:45 GST / 12:45 GMT
[in person] @Fonds_Bleu Pavilion

📢 UNEP-WCMC has published a report summarising five years of research into the Congo Basin peatlands, under the @CongoPeat scientific programme

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#PeatlandsMatter #CongoBasin

📣 Announcing the launch of the Science Panel for the Congo Basin (SPCB)!

The SPCB is a first-of-its-kind independent panel convening leading scientists from and across the region to assess the state of the #CongoBasin.

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