Peatland Code Projects

The UK Land Carbon Registry and Registry Guidance

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Peatland Code Projects

 

Peatland Code projects are hosted on the UK Land Carbon Registry alongside Woodland Carbon Code projects.  

The UK Peatland Code Registry is the Peatland Code’s electronic database that stores and publicly displays data about the status of Projects and ownership and use of Carbon Units. Managed by IHS Markit now a part of S&P Global, it records transactions and provides a public and transparent picture of UK-based Carbon Units.  All Peatland Code Projects and Carbon Units must be recorded on the Peatland Code Registry.

 

Peatland Code projects on the UK Land Carbon Registry- correct as of 20th May 2022:

 

Total number of Peatland Code projects   96
Total Area of Peatland  13,999 ha 
Average project size (for validated projects)   169 ha 
Average project duration (for validated projects)   83 years 

 

Project status breakdown:

Registered projects
Number of projects registered and ‘under development’                     81

 

Validated projects
Number of validated projects                              15       
Projected emissions reduction as total number of validated, claimable Pending Issuance Units* (PIUs)                          562,858 tonnes of CO2e
* 1 PIU = 1 tonne of Carbon Dioxide equivalents   

 

Verified projects
Number of verified projects                               0
Projected emissions reduction as total number of verified, claimable Peatland Carbon Units* (PCUs)                               0
* 1 PCU = 1 tonne of Carbon Dioxide equivalents

 

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