27/03/13Save the Date Announcement for IUCN Peatland Conference 2013
IUCN UK Peatland Programme announce Save-the-Date for their next conference, Investing in Peatlands: Partnership for a New Era
, in York, 10-12th September 2013
08/02/13UK Environment Ministers announce Action for peatlands
UK Government Environment Ministers have issues a statement of intent to conserve peatlands in the UK and British Overseas Territories.
30/01/13Scottish Government announces proposal to maximise emissions benefits of restoring degraded peatland
The Scottish government has published its draft second report on proposals and policies (RPP2) for meeting Scotland's annual greenhouse gas emissions targets.
24/10/12Scottish Government support Peatland Restoration with funding.
On Monday 22nd October 2012, the Scottish Government announced it will be supporting peatland restoration with plans of £1.7 million funding from their Green Stimulus package.
12/10/12Press Release: EU Parliament Calls on the EU to take responsiblity for emissions from forests and agriculture but stops short of direct action
NGOs are pleased by the European Parliament's Environment Committee decision today to include agriculture, grasslands and wetlands in the EU's accounting rules for land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF).
12/10/12International Initiative on Peat and Climate Change Mitigation
FAO and Wetlands International have launched the global 'Organic soils and peatland climate change mitigation initiative'. The Initiative is an informal network of organizations and people committed to reducing emissions from peatlands and safeguarding the other vital ecosystem setvices peatlands provide.
05/10/12Including Peatland Rewetting in National Greenhouse Gas Accounting
The UK Government has to decide now whether to include peatland rewetting in its national greenhouse gas accounting for the next Kyoto Protocol commitment period 2013-2017.