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Find the latest publications, briefings and reports from the IUCN UK Peatland Programme.

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Commission of Inquiry

The Commission of Inquiry on Peatlands was set up to produce an authoritative set of reports assessing the science on key areas of relevance to policy makers. The findings represent the culmination of 18 months of collaboration between peatland experts from land management, science and policy from across the UK, and revealed the enormous importance of our peatlands for people and wildlife. 

The final report was published in 2011 and the findings can be found on the webpages here (navigable in the menu on the left).

In light of new evidence since 2011, the IUCN UK Peatland Programme has decided to produce a new, updated Commission of Inquiry Lite during 2017/18, focussing on topics where new information has emerged.

As part of this process the IUCN UK Peatland Programme is seeking opinions on topic areas where the evidence is rapidly evolving, unclear or where consensus is needed to foster joint action for peatland conservation. To enable the programme to do this, a short survey has been created, which can be accessed here.