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England Peat Action Plan: An integrated plan for the management, protection and restoration of England's upland and lowland peatlands, so that they deliver benefits for nature and the climate.


Photo credit: Natural England / Jenny Wheeldon

England

England Peat Action Plan

An integrated plan for the management, protection and restoration of England's upland and lowland peatlands, so that they deliver benefits for nature and the climate.

Published: 18 May 2021

From: Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

The England Peat Action Plan sets out the government’s long-term vision for the management, protection and restoration of our peatlands, so that they provide a wide range of benefits to wildlife, people and the planet. To implement this vision, the plan includes:

  • the announcement of the Nature for Climate Peatland Grant Scheme through the Nature for Climate Fund;
  • a commitment to end the use of peat in the amateur horticulture sector;
  • a new spatial map of England’s peatlands.

The action plan is part of a series of announcements on nature and climate and sits alongside the England Trees Action Plan.

Read more and access The England Peat Action Plan on the Defra website.

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