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IES Advises on Central Kalimantan Peatland Project
15 January 2009
The Institute for Environmental Security, through its Chairman Wouter Veening, looks with satisfaction at a successful first phase of the Central Kalimantan Peatland Project (CKPP).
Peatlands, their functions and values for the local people as well as the impact of their degradation on climate change have been put high on the local, national and international agendas. New approaches, tools and methods have been developed and tested and are now available for wider application for the conservation, restoration and wise use of peatlands.
As an active member of the CKPP International Advisory Board, Wouter Veening has provided guidance over the last three years and looks forward to be involved in the follow-up phase starting in Spring 2009.