NI Peatland Strategy Consultation
In 2021, the NI Peatland Strategy consultation document provided an outline of the policy drivers for the development of the strategy, the ecosystem services that semi-natural peatlands in Northern Ireland provide and the current factors affecting Northern Ireland's semi-natural peatlands. It also set out the strategic objectives and actions considered necessary to ensure that Northern Ireland's semi-natural peatlands are conserved and restored to functioning ecosystems.
Views from all sectors, age-groups, organisations and individuals and consultation responses were encouraged will be used to inform the Northern Ireland Peatland Strategy and the subsequent Implementation Plan.
Northern Ireland Peatland Strategy – Equality Impact Assessment
In 2022, an Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) was carried out for the Northern Ireland Peatland Strategy. An analysis of relevant evidence was considered to help identify potential impacts resulting from the implementation of the strategy on the nine Section 75 Equality Groups. A number of potential mitigating measures were also suggested. Stakeholders were invited to consider the information included within the EQIA and provide feedback to inform the forthcoming Implementation Plan.