EUROPARC Atlantic Isles welcomes you to this webinar providing an overview of the IUCN Peatland Code.
A significant barrier to the restoration of UK peatlands is financial. It is clear that private funding is going to be increasingly vital in helping make peatland restoration economically viable, which in turn will help increase the rate and scale of restoration in the UK.
The focus of this webinar is to show how the Peatland Code works along with practical examples of where the Code has been used in order to generate private sector funding to co-finance restoration projects in both Scotland and Wales.
The Peatland Code is a voluntary standard for UK peatland projects wishing to market the climate benefit of restoration. It sets out a series of best practice requirements including a standard method of quantification which when validated by an independent body will give assurance to buyers that their investment will deliver a verifiable climate benefit over the project duration.
The presentation will be given by George Hepburne Scott, followed by a Q&A with both George and Stephen Prior (co-founder of Forest Carbon).
George Hepburne Scott is Business Development Director of Forest Carbon
George is a qualified Chartered Surveyor. He has a longstanding interest in sustainable land use, and the preservation of our country’s natural capital.
He works closely with land owners and land managers across the UK to identify and develop woodland creation projects and peatland restoration projects that are in need of additional funding. All projects in the UK are financed by partners of Forest Carbon are validated under either the Woodland Carbon Code or Peatland Code.
Stephen Prior, co-founder of Forest Carbon
Stephen was one of the architects of the UK Woodland Carbon Code, having been a member of its Technical Advisory Committee, and is still a member of the Code’s Advisory Board. Stephen has also advised the government on the development of the Peatland Code and is a member of its Technical Advisory Board.
This webinar is supported by the Pennine Peatlife project