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Desmids of peatlands © Emma Goodyer

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Applications open for second round of Green Recovery Challenge Fund

March 17, 2021
This £40million fund will once again support projects across England to restore nature, tackle climate change and connect people with nature.

IHS Markit to Launch Global Carbon Credit Meta-Registry

March 9, 2021
The first global meta-registry aims to provide transparency and efficient tracking, accounting and trade lifecycle management of carbon credits.

Nature’s recovery can create 7,000 new jobs in Scotland

March 4, 2021
New research from leading Scottish environment charities shows that backing their plan for nature’s recovery could create up to 7,000 new jobs, contributing to Scotland’s economic recovery from Covid-19.

New short animation explores the extraordinary story of peat and carbon

February 24, 2021
Exploring the extraordinary quantities of carbon locked up on millennial timescales within peatland ecosystems.

IUCN UK Peatland Programme Newsletter: Winter Edition 2021

February 9, 2021
Read the latest IUCN UK Peatland Programme newsletter.

Reflections from the 10th IUCN UK Peatland Programme Conference

February 8, 2021
The 10th annual IUCN UK Peatland Programme conference was delivered online for the first time, with the event attracting over 420 attendees from across 17 countries to the virtual platform across 4 days.

Eyes on the Bog: The West Cavan Bog Association Sites

February 7, 2021
Two new Eyes on the Bog sites have been established by the West Cavan Bog Association, in Fartrin and Aughaween.

Green Recovery Challenge Fund
Applications open for second round of Green Recovery Challenge FundThis £40million fund will once again support projects across England to restore nature, tackle…
Peatland Code logo
IHS Markit to Launch Global Carbon Credit Meta-RegistryThe first global meta-registry aims to provide transparency and efficient tracking, accounting and…
Nature Recovery Plan
Nature’s recovery can create 7,000 new jobs in ScotlandNew research from leading Scottish environment charities shows that backing their plan for nature’s…
The Extraordinary Story of Peat and Carbon
New short animation explores the extraordinary story of peat and carbonExploring the extraordinary quantities of carbon locked up on millennial timescales within peatland…
February newsletter: winter edition
IUCN UK Peatland Programme Newsletter: Winter Edition 2021Read the latest IUCN UK Peatland Programme newsletter.
The West Cavan Bog Association Site
Eyes on the Bog: The West Cavan Bog Association SitesTwo new Eyes on the Bog sites have been established by the West Cavan Bog Association, in Fartrin…
IUCN UK PP Conference
Reflections from the 10th IUCN UK Peatland Programme ConferenceThe 10th annual IUCN UK Peatland Programme conference was delivered online for the first time, with…
UK GHG inventory
Peatland addition to the UK GHG inventory adds 3.5% to national emissionsThe end of January saw the long awaited, formal inclusion of peatlands in the UK GHG emissions…
Peatland Code update
Peatland Code updateInterest in the Peatland Code continues to grow and the team are experiencing increased demand for…
Shetland Peatland Restoration
Getting out to the bog in ShetlandAn innovative solution to accessing a Peatland Restoration site in Shetland.
Heather burn (C) North Peninnes AONB
Defra announce plans to prevent burning of vegetation on protected blanket bog habitats.Today’s announcement from Defra that the government plans to bring forward legislation to prevent…
Deforested bog 2 years post treatment
ScottishPower Renewables winter 2021 peatland restoration activityScottishPower Renewables (SPR) have completed 1267ha of deforested bog restoration using their “…