#PeatConf20: Day 4

Image courtesy of Welsh Peatland Sustainable Management Scheme (SMS) Project

#PeatConf20: Day 4

Welcome to Day 4: Resourcing peatland conservation & management: funding, finance and training, including Q&A session: 

Welcome Day 4

Theme of the day - Resourcing peatland conservation and management: funding, finance and training.

  • Welcome address

Chris Woodley Stewart, North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

  • The cost of restoring vs. not restoring peatlands

Hazel Trenbirth & Adam Dutton, Office for National Statistics.




Peatland Code in action: case studies, updates and evolution, including Q&A: Peatland Code in action

This session explores the Peatland Code: an innovative finance mechanism.

  • An overview of the Peatland Code

Renée Kerkvliet-Hermans, IUCN UK Peatland Programme

  • The Peatland Code in action

George Hepburne-Scott, Forest Carbon

  • The Peatland Code in Wales: Highlights from the Welsh Peatlands Sustainable Management Scheme

Rachel Harvey, Welsh Peatlands SMS


Peatland project journeys; navigating policy, finance & funding, including Q&A: Peatland project journeys

Peatland partnerships share their journeys from the original framework in which they were created through changing funding and finance landscapes, including examples of integrated public and private funding opportunities, and share their vision for a sustainable future.   

  • Integrating ecosystem markets to deliver landscape-scale public benefits from nature.

Mark Reed, Scotland's Rural College

  • A case study from the Welsh peatlands Sustainable Management Scheme

Liz Lewis-Reddy, ADAS

  • Moors for the Future Partnership - A case study from the English uplands

Christopher Dean, Moors for the Future Partnership

  • Meres and Mosses - A case study from one of Britain's largest lowland raised bogs

Robert Duff, Natural England


International market standards: quantifying carbon & other ecosystem benefits from peatlands, including Q&A: International Market Standards

European researchers share their experiences of quantifying carbon & other ecosystem benefits from peatlands.

  • Carbon Farming on peatlands: remuneration and new job profiles with paludiculture.

Susanne Abel, Greifswald Mire Centre

  • Experience from the carbon credit scheme in the Netherlands and a brief overview of ecosystem service payments ('blue-green assets') through regional water authorities and governments.

Christian Fritz, Radboud University 

  • GEST and IPCC-based calculation of Carbon credits.

Jasper van Belle, Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences

  • Modelling GHG fluxes at the peatland atmosphere interface.

Laurent Andre, BRGM - French Geological Survey


Peatland learning & training opportunities, including Q&A session and Conference Close: Peatland learning and training

  • Peatland training resources & embedding peatlands in education

Richard Lindsay, University of East London & IUCN UK Peatland Programme

  • Peatland restoration training: Entry level Lantra approved course for officers.

Oliver Mackrill, Yorkshire Peat Partnership & Welsh SMS

  • Training peatland for restoration contractors 

Emily Taylor, Peatland Action & Crichton Carbon Centre

  • Conference Closing Address

Sarah Proctor, IUCN UK Peatland Programme