The Commission of Inquiry on Peatlands aims to bring together experts in science, policy and practice to carry out a thorough review of key peatland issues and a deliver clear scientific consensus about peatland restoration, particularly in relation to climate change, biodiversity and ecosystem services.
The Commission of Inquiry is chaired by Martyn Howatt, and Dr Steve Chapman acts as scientific coordinator. A Core Panel of peatland experts from science, policy and practice oversees the Commission reviews and technical reports, and an Advisory Committee assists with overall co-ordination of the Commission.
The Commission of Inquiry published its final assessment report in November 2011, following 18 months of focused collaboration between peatland experts from land management, science and policy from across the UK. Find out about the work that went into the Inquiry here.
The findings of the Commission represents the culmination of 18 months of focused collaboration between peatland experts from land management, science and policy from across the UK, and reveals the enormous importance of our peatlands for people and wildlife.