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Peatland Pavilion will feature at UN Climate Change Conference (COP26)

August 31, 2021
The Peatland Pavilion will provide a hub for highlighting the important role that peatlands play around the globe at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 26th Conference of the Parties (UNFCCC COP26) in Glasgow this November. 

Reflections from Bog Day 2021

August 25, 2021
This year's Bog Day was celebrated around the world on Sunday 25th July - bringing peatlands to the forefront of the conversation for many and providing an opportunity for people to learn and share their knowledge about all things peatlands.

Open call! Your opportunity to participate as a Contributing Author for the GPI’s upcoming Global Peatlands Assessment

August 25, 2021
The Global Peatlands Initiative are currently looking for Contributing Authors (CAs) to participate in the GPA to gather scientific research and prepare technical information (text, graphs, data) for the several sections that each chapter will have.

Conference 2021 Registration Open

July 13, 2021
Sign up for this year's IUCN UK Peatland Programme conference ‘Peatlands in Partnership: a road to recovery', taking place virtually on 13th - 16th September 2021.

Nature for Climate Peatland Grant Scheme

July 7, 2021
Information about the scheme to restore English peatlands and how to apply for funding.

United Nations recognizes major Irish Peatland Restoration initiative

July 7, 2021
Dianna Kopansky of the United Nations Environment Programme has recognised the initiative led by Bord na Móna (Irish Peat Board) to restore damaged peatlands as part of an overall plan to restore more than 50,000 hectares of Irish peatlands.

IUCN UK PP Conference 2021 - Save the date

June 15, 2021
Save the Dates: 13th - 16th September 2021

Peatland Pavilion concept
Peatland Pavilion will feature at UN Climate Change Conference (COP26)The Peatland Pavilion will provide a hub for highlighting the important role that peatlands play…
Bord na mona
United Nations recognizes major Irish Peatland Restoration initiativeDianna Kopansky of the United Nations Environment Programme has recognised the initiative led by…
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Open call! Your opportunity to participate as a Contributing Author for the GPI’s upcoming Global Peatlands AssessmentThe Global Peatlands Initiative are currently looking for Contributing Authors (CAs) to participate…
Peatlands Are...
Reflections from Bog Day 2021This year's Bog Day was celebrated around the world on Sunday 25th July - bringing peatlands to the…
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UK invests over £30m in large-scale greenhouse gas removalWe are delighted to support this project which will investigate the management of peatlands to…
IUCN UK PP Conf 21
Conference 2021 Registration OpenSign up for this year's IUCN UK Peatland Programme conference ‘Peatlands in Partnership: a road to…
Butterburn flow
Nature for Climate Peatland Grant SchemeInformation about the scheme to restore English peatlands and how to apply for funding.
IUCN UK PP Conference 2021
IUCN UK PP Conference 2021 - Save the dateSave the Dates: 13th - 16th September 2021
Minister Poots pictured with Jennifer Fulton, CEO of Ulster Wildlife
Northern Ireland Peatland Strategy ConsultationEnvironment Minister, Edwin Poots has launched a public consultation on the draft Northern Ireland…
Virtual Peatland Pavilion
Peatland Pavilion proposal for COP26 programmeOpportunity to contribute to and participate in proposing and shaping the first ever dedicated…
Diggers on Bwlch y Groes
Wales’ first carbon-funded peatland restoration project is complete!A peatland restoration project at Bwlch y Groes on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park is the…
England launches Peat Action Plan
England launches Peat Action PlanThe IUCN UK Peatland Programme welcomes the long-awaited publication of the England Peat Action…