The Commission of Inquiry on Peatlands was set up to produce an authoritative set of reports assessing the science on key areas of relevance to policy makers. The findings represent the culmination of 18 months of collaboration between peatland experts from land management, science and policy from across the UK, and revealed the enormous importance of our peatlands for people and wildlife.
The final report was published in 2011, the IUCN UK Peatland Programme has decided to produce an update during 2019 focussing on topics where new information has emerged.
As part of this process the IUCN UK Peatland Programme sought opinions on topic areas where the evidence has been rapidly evolving, unclear or where consensus is needed to foster joint action for peatland conservation. Following the consultation, the following topics have been decided on:
- Peatlands and Forestry
- Fen Peatlands
- Peatland Catchments
- Update: State of UK Peatlands
- Update: Peatland Biodiversity
- Update: Funding for Peatland Management and Restoration.