Peatland Code v2.1 Public Consultation – Now Closed

Peatland Code v2.1 Public Consultation – Now Closed

The Peatland Code is committed to continuous improvement and invited everyone to comment on the draft Peatland Code Version 2.1.

The open and transparent public consultation ran between 18 April 2024 and 20 May 2024. Anyone interested in contributing their views was invited to complete our survey.  

The main changes in version 2.1 are: a grouping option, updates for monitoring vegetation in Modified to Rewetted Modified bog, more comprehensive guide for using the risk buffer, risk assessment and clarity around surveying in areas with shallow peat. Version 3.0 is expected in the second quarter of 2025 and is likely to include an MRV option for biodiversity credits that will either be stacked or bundled. 

The documents for review and comment can be download below:  
DRAFT Peatland Code Version 2.1
DRAFT Peatland Code Guidance Document 2.1
DRAFT Field Protocol Version 2.1
DRAFT Condition Field Matrix
 
Following the public consultation period, the comments and feedback received were reviewed and if possible incorporated into the final version 2.1. However, major issues might be pushed back to version 3.0, which is expected in the second quarter of 2025. A summary report with anonymous results from the consultation will be published on our website.
 
For any questions or difficulties accessing the survey please contact Garance Wood-Moulin: peatlandcode@iucn.org.uk

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