Climate variability and climatic change threaten economic activity, human security and sustainable development in Southeast Asia, which contains some of the largest rain forest areas in the world. The regions potential contribution to forest-related emissions, and to climate mitigation is significant. Carbon-dense forested systems that exist with the tropical peatlands and mangroves require special attention. Tropical peatlands cover only 0.25% of the global land surface, but contain as much as 6% of total global soil carbon stocks (Page et al. 2011).
Publisher: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia
Publication Year: 2014
Source: Forest Asia Summit Background Brief. 16p.Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.