UNFCCC emission statistics (2015)
Global greenhouse gas emissions from drained peatlands
3 % of global land area is covered by peatlands. Although forests cover ten times the land area, more carbon is sequestered in peatlands worldwide than in forests. Globally, 15 % of all peatlands are drained and are primarily used for agriculture and forestry. This land use of drained peatlands accounts for 5% of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions.
95% of these emissions are caused by 25 parties (36 countries including the EU) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Hotspots of emissions include Indonesia, the European Union and Russia.