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Author: Dr Götz Martin

24Jul

The delicate science behind managing peatlands

Peatlands are a unique ecosystem formed through the accumulation of partially decayed vegetation or organic matter in waterlogged and acidic conditions over thousands of years. They store tremendous amounts of carbon in their soil and … Continue reading “The delicate science behind managing peatlands”

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3Jun

Video: Transforming landscapes in Indonesia to become deforestation-free

Deforestation trends in Indonesia are changing. Studies show deforestation from large-scale plantations is declining, but deforestation from small-scale agriculture is on the rise. Götz Martin, Head of Sustainability Implementation at GAR, discusses this shift, and … Continue reading “Video: Transforming landscapes in Indonesia to become deforestation-free”

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28Dec

The importance of peatland: Sustaining our environment and improving livelihoods

This article was originally published on medium.com on 19 December 2018.  We often hear references to the environmental importance of peatland to Indonesia’s rainforest, particularly when discussing the topic of palm oil. However, how many of us … Continue reading “The importance of peatland: Sustaining our environment and improving livelihoods”

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