Prevent haze, Adopt a tree
Peatlands are natural wetlands that cover 3% of our Earth. When partially decomposed plant matter falls to the forest floor, it creates layers of peat over millennia. All the carbon from the plant matter is kept underwater and locked in, which is why peatlands contain more carbon than all the plants and trees in the world!
Peatlands are drained for human activities like agriculture, increasing the risks of fires and haze.
How does that affect our:
Elevated haze conditions increase hospital admissions for individuals with pre-existing conditions. Considering how 1 in 5 children in Singapore has asthma, preventing haze helps to protect our children's health
50% of peatlands in Southeast Asia are located in Indonesia, where the haze in Singapore originates. For every hectare of peatland we protect, we save CO2 emissions equivalent to driving 60,000km by an average car!