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Topic: B3. Peat swamp forests for adaptation: Potentials and vulnerability

Matthew Warren

Peatlands distributed throughout the tropical region will be affected by climate change. The data shows that 56% of the world’s tropical peatlands are in Southeast Asia. This module describes peat swamp forests, as highly productive, tropical rain forests, which provide numerous ecosystem services to human societies. The conversion of tropical peat swamp forests to other land uses releases very large amounts of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere.

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