Briefings

Image: Bogbean © Emma Goodyer

Briefings

These briefing notes are aimed at policy makers, practitioners and academics to help explain the ecological processes that underpin peatland function.  Understanding the ecology of peatlands is essential when investigating the impacts of human activity on peatlands, interpreting research findings and planning the recovery of damaged peatlands.

Our most recent briefings are: 

Briefing: Natural Capital financing & peatlands

Supporting sustainable & healthy peatlands after Brexit briefing

IUCN Climate change & peatlands briefing

Briefing: Assessing opportunity costs of peatland restoration

 

Bog Tales flyer
Bog Tales: Storytelling for peatland scientists training opportunityAn exciting funded training opportunity for peatland researchers to take part in SAGES official #…
Carbon Storage and Sequestration by Habitat 2021 (NERR094) Fig. 1.2
Carbon Storage and Sequestration by Habitat 2021 (NERR094)A new Natural England Research Report on ‘Carbon Storage and Sequestration by Habitat’ reviews the…
Join our team image
We are recruiting a Peatland Programme OfficerWe are recruiting for a Peatland Programme Officer to join the IUCN UK Peatland Programme team.
MAPP image
Mapping the contribution of Phototrophic microbes to the global carbon cycle of PeatlandsA group of peatland scientists is building a database of the diversity, abundance, biomass, and…
Green Recovery Challenge Fund
Applications open for second round of Green Recovery Challenge FundThis £40million fund will once again support projects across England to restore nature, tackle…
Peatland Code logo
IHS Markit to Launch Global Carbon Credit Meta-RegistryThe first global meta-registry aims to provide transparency and efficient tracking, accounting and…
Nature Recovery Plan
Nature’s recovery can create 7,000 new jobs in ScotlandNew research from leading Scottish environment charities shows that backing their plan for nature’s…
The Extraordinary Story of Peat and Carbon
New short animation explores the extraordinary story of peat and carbonExploring the extraordinary quantities of carbon locked up on millennial timescales within peatland…
February newsletter: winter edition
IUCN UK Peatland Programme Newsletter: Winter Edition 2021Read the latest IUCN UK Peatland Programme newsletter.
The West Cavan Bog Association Site
Eyes on the Bog: The West Cavan Bog Association SitesTwo new Eyes on the Bog sites have been established by the West Cavan Bog Association, in Fartrin…
IUCN UK PP Conference
Reflections from the 10th IUCN UK Peatland Programme ConferenceThe 10th annual IUCN UK Peatland Programme conference was delivered online for the first time, with…
UK GHG inventory
Peatland addition to the UK GHG inventory adds 3.5% to national emissionsThe end of January saw the long awaited, formal inclusion of peatlands in the UK GHG emissions…