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Indonesia Protects its Peatlands

Posted on Dec 12, 2016 1:14:00 PM

Indonesia has vowed to halt the draining and burning of peatlands in a move that will have a significant effect in restricting carbon emissions.

The country's president, Joko Widodo, has announced a moratorium on all activities that drain the peat wetlands which cover much of the nation. Indonesia is known for its extensive tropical peat bogs — a resource that acts as a natural 'carbon sink' locking away the substance in the soil.

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Topics: CO2, Peatlands, Indonesia, Carbon Sink

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