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Brazzaville declaration on largest Peatland.

TNPSC Current Affairs - March 2018 by TNPSC Guru

  • The Democratic Republic of Congo, the Republic of Congo and Indonesia jointly signed the Brazzaville declaration to protect the world’s largest Peatland from unregulated land use, exploitation, degradation.
  • This is world’s largest tropical Peatland, which stored equivalent of 3 years of global greenhouse emission in Congo Basin.
  • The exploitation could result in release of 3 years equivalent Global Greenhouse emission in shorter period.

About Peatlands
  • Peatlands are wetlands that contains mixture of decomposed plants that has accumulated in water saturated environment in absence of oxygen.
  • Peatlands contains largest natural terrestrial carbon store.
  • It is grown in course of more than 10,000 years and it can be destroyed in a few days if it is not protected.

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