Peatland Code Projects Summary

Summary information on Peatland Code projects on the registry.

Image Sphagnum magellanicum © Charlie Campbell

Peatland Code Projects Summary

Peatland Code projects on the UK Land Carbon Registry Diggers Reprofiling Gully (C) Stephen Corcoran

Please note the following information is correct as of     May 1st 2024:

Projects Summary

Total number of Peatland Code projects  256
Total Area of Peatland  33,822ha 
Average project size   132ha 
Average project duration    80 years 

 


 

Number of Peatland Code projects by Country

Number of Projects

 Scotland  England  Wales  Northern Ireland
Under Development  207  35  12  2
Project Validated  74  6  8  0
Restoration Validated  23  0  1  0
Verified (at year 5)  0  0  0  0

 

 

Projects summary by country

Scotland

Year Number of projects registered Area of peatland registered (ha)

Emissions reductions registered

(tCO2e)

Area of peatland Project Plan Validated (ha) Emissions reductions Project Plan Validated projects (tCO2e) Area of peatland Restoration Validated (ha)  Emissions reductions Restoration Validated (tCO2e) Area of Verified projects (ha) Emissions reductions Verified projects (tCO2e)
2017 1 77 7,628 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 0 0 0 77 7,628 0 0 0 0
2019 1 249 102,457 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020 11 2,175 654,779 354 129,759 0 0 0 0
2021 31 4,343 996,255 728 141,595 326 110,085 0 0
2022 73 9,524 2,388,303 1,791 469,254 69 18,229 0 0
2023 77 9,993 2,042,076 8,183 1,819,069 2,600 659,047 0 0
2024 13 1,369 272,311 208 23,044 363 64,257 0 0
Total 207 27,730 6,441,833 10,644 2,548,887 3,323 851,617 0 0

 

England

Year Number of projects registered Area of peatland registered (ha)

Emissions reductions registered

(tCO2e)

Area of peatland Project Plan Validated (ha) Emissions reductions Project Plan Validated projects (tCO2e) Area of peatland Restoration Validated (ha)  Emissions reductions Restoration Validated (tCO2e) Area of Verified projects (ha) Emissions reductions Verified projects (tCO2e)
2017 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021 8 557 130,856 22 1,664 0 0 0 0
2022 9 1,596 142,931 48 4,041 0 0 0 0
2023 17 2,195 366,126 389 52,134 0 0 0 0
2024 1 350 23,113 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 35 4,698 663,026 460 57,839 0 0 0 0

 

Wales

 

Year Number of projects registered Area of peatland registered (ha)

Emissions reductions registered

(tCO2e)

Area of peatland Project Plan Validated (ha) Emissions reductions Project Plan Validated projects (tCO2e) Area of peatland Restoration Validated (ha)  Emissions reductions Restoration Validated (tCO2e) Area of Verified projects (ha) Emissions reductions Verified projects (tCO2e)
2017 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019 4 326 14,301 111 8,724 0 0 0 0
2020 1 34 2,714 11 1,108 0 0 0 0
2021 3 442 33,976 330 19,408 0 0 0 0
2022 2 267 16,886 115 14,658 0 0 0 0
2023 2 152 11,514 233 13,415 0 0 0 0
2024 0 0 0 66 6,095 34 2,714 0 0
Total 12 1,221 79,391 866 63,408 34 2,714 0 0

 

Northern Ireland

Year Number of projects registered Area of peatland registered (ha)

Emissions reductions registered

(tCO2e)

Area of peatland Project Plan Validated (ha) Emissions reductions Project Plan Validated projects (tCO2e) Area of peatland Restoration Validated (ha)  Emissions reductions Restoration Validated (tCO2e) Area of Verified projects (ha) Emissions reductions Verified projects (tCO2e)
2017 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023 2 174 30,953 0 0 0 0 0 0
2024 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 2 174 30,953 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

 

Map of Peatland Code Projects

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peatland with mountains in the background
New £3 million fund for peatland restoration in Northern IrelandApplications for the new £3million Peatland Challenge Fund to help protect Northern Ireland's…
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Scotland’s Peatland ACTION programme hits record restoration milestoneFor the first time since the Peatland ACTION programme began, more than 10,000 hectares of damaged…
A cottongrass seedhead
New species showcase - cottongrassOur May species showcase looks at the role that cottongrass plays in peatlands, its cultural and…
Jennifer Fulton at an IUCN UK Peatland Programme conference
Remembering Jennifer FultonWe, at the IUCN UK Peatland Programme, are still reeling from the loss of Jennifer Fulton, Chief…
Dotterel (c) Pete Quinn
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Dunlin (c) RSPB
New species showcase - dunlinThe third of our showcases explores the importance of dunlin as an indicator species for peatland…
Landscape view of Red Moss of Balerno
Peatland Code Public Consultation The Peatland Code is committed to continuous improvement and would like to invite you to comment on…
Scientist taking scientific measurements in peatland. Credit Emma Hinchliffe
Please give 10 minutes of your time to help answer the question: Is palaeoecological research utilised in UK peatland restoration projects? Can you complete a short survey on the extent to which palaeoecological research is utilised in UK…
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Muirburn licencing made law in ScotlandScotland’s peatlands will benefit from increased protection due to a new law passed on 21st March…
Molinia Mulching Agglestone Mire, remover higher tussocks to increase the connectivity of the floodplain (c) Sally Wallington
Dorset peatland restorationThe Dorset Peat Partnership completed the first of their sixteen peatland restoration sites in…
Work begins at Duchal Moor. © Giulia Spilotros/Glasgow Green Network Clyde Valley
Council leads the way with major peatland restoration project A three-year project to restore an area of peatland larger than 780 football pitches in Inverclyde…
Eyes on the Bog logo
Funding for Eyes on the Bog users Our Eyes on the Bog Fund aims to support existing Eyes on the Bog users to purchase new equipment,…