The UNEP Global Peatlands Initiative team is working together with the IUCN UK Peatlands Programme and others, on a Peatlands Pavilion proposal for the UNFCCC COP26.
The Peatlands Pavilion will provide a hub for networking and the creation of new ideas, commitments, and collaboration. The Peatlands Pavilion will also be a hub where Ministers, climate negotiators, peatlands experts and enthusiasts from around the world come together to exchange their knowledge and experiences on peatlands policy, practice, research, and innovation at COP26 and virtually in a Peatlands Virtual Pavilion.This reflects growing international recognition of the importance of peatlands and their role as major global stores of soil carbon but also, in their damaged state, as large sources of greenhouse gas emissions.
The Pavilion will host a broad range of side events and daily networking events to stimulate discussion and urgent action around key thematic areas linked to the negotiations and advocating the importance of peatlands as a key nature-based solution. Events will aim to facilitate multi-sectoral dialogue by emphasizing inclusive networking and participation of audiences including: party delegates, observers, scientists, business, civil society, youth groups and other participants.
There is opportunity for organisations and individuals to contribute to the developing Peatland Pavilion proposal and we welcome you to submit collaborative, innovative, impactful and dynamic ideas, resources or session plans via the online Pavilion Application form.
At the moment, we are planning for a hybrid approach with a plan for a physical pavilion and a connected and complementary virtual pavilion. If the COVID-19 situation doesn’t allow us to meet in person at all, we will put all efforts into bringing everyone together with this dynamic virtual pavilion beautifully designed by Richard Lindsay and his colleagues at University of East London (UEL). Take a virtual tour and feel free to provide any insights and contributions as we build this one of a kind Peatlands Pavilion.
Please note that we are at the development stage and we are not guaranteeing that we can accommodate any specific proposal at this stage. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org