COP26 event on central Congo peatlands
Catch up online on our our COP26 event Protecting the Congo peatlands for climate mitigation & adaptation.
|Welcome||Jean Jacques Bambuta Boole, Peatland Management Unit Coordinator, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, DRC|
|Video: Protecting the Congo Basin Peatlands to Safeguard Climate and Biodiversity||Footage of the central Congo Basin peatlands kindly provided by Greenpeace, WCS Congo, Bart Crezee, Ian Davenport, Simon Lewis and Matteo Sciumbata.|
|Latest science on the importance of the central Congo peatlands||Simon Lewis, CongoPeat lead scientist; Professor of Global Change Science, University of Leeds, UK|
|Importance of the Democratic Republic of Congo peatlands||Corneille Ewango, CongoPeat Co-Investigator; Associate Professor of Botany, University of Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo|
|Importance of the Republic of Congo peatlands||Ifo Suspense Averti, CongoPeat Co-Investigator; Associate Professor in Forest Ecology, Marien N’Gouabi University, Republic of Congo|
|CO2 emissions from tropical peatlands – lessons and opportunities||Sofie Sjögersten, CongoPeat Co-Investigator; Professor in Environmental Science, University of Nottingham, UK|
|Protected areas, threats and opportunities||Lera Miles, CongoPeat Co-Investigator; Principal Specialist – Area-based Planning, UNEP-WCMC|
|Panel discussion and Q&A moderated by Simon Lewis with above speakers and additional speakers:||Richard Betts, CongoPeat Co-Investigator; Professor of Climate Impacts (University of Exeter), Head of Climate Impacts Research, Met Office|
Ed Mitchard, CongoPeat Co-Investigator; Professor & Chair of Global Change Mapping, Edinburgh University, UK
Shona Jenkins, Congo Peat project, PhD Candidate, peatlands social scientist, Edinburgh University, UK
|Concluding remarks on the importance of the peatland and ways forward||Corneille Ewango, CongoPeat Co-Investigator; Associate Professor of Botany, University of Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo|
Ifo Suspense Averti, CongoPeat Co-Investigator; Associate Professor in Forest Ecology, Marien N’Gouabi University, Republic of Congo
Watch the newly released video preview for our COP26 event.