COP26 featured the first Peatland Pavilion at a UNFCCC Climate Change Conference. The Peatland Pavilion highlighted the importance of global peatlands for the climate, people, and the planet as a key nature-based solution to climate change across the 12 days.
We were delighted to welcome over 1,680 delegates to the online Peatland Pavilion conference platform where all of the sessions that took place in the physical Peatland Pavilion in the Blue Zone were live streamed and recorded. Recordings of the sessions are now available to watch here. Below we have highlighted some of the sessions centred around peatlands and the UK:
- Protecting and harnessing the power of peat in the fight against climate change
- Principles of NbS: Demonstrating Success
- Generation peat: investing in Scotland’s future
- Blended finance for peatland restoration
- Irish Peatlands Gathering 2021: a new beginning
- The England Peat Action Plan
- Working Together for the Great North Bog
- Peatlands, people and partnerships
The Virtual Peatland Pavilion exists to complement the physical Peatland Pavilion as a long-lasting resource and knowledge hub. Created by Richard Lindsay (University of East London), the Virtual Peatland Pavilion has a wealth of digitised content for you to enjoy and new domes and content will be added during its life span. We encourage you all to explore and share this fantastic resource.
We hope you continue this journey with us to advocate for the conservation, restoration, and sustainable management of peatlands, because #PeatlandsMatter for our nature and climate future!
The Peatland Pavilion was a global collaboration between the UN, Member States, NGO’s, academia, practitioners, business communities and people. It was created and coordinated by:
The coordinators are extremely grateful to the following who have provided financial support to make the first ever Peatland Pavilion, online equivalent and its events possible: