Chapter 2 The important role of peatlands
Many people are not aware of the significance of peatlands for humans. This section invites you to look deeper into the functions of peatlands in mitigating climate change, natural disasters, and anchoring the economy of the communities that live around them.
Managing climate change
Indonesian peatlands store 20 times more carbon than regular mineralized soils.
Reducing the impact of floods and droughts
Peat's high absorption capacity allows it to reduce the adverse effects of floods and droughts.
Supporting the local economy
Peat plays an important role in supplementing the economy of the surrounding communities.