Scottish Government pledges £2bn spent on climate crisis investment

The Scottish Budget has allocated £350 million to decarbonise the heating of one million homes

Government announces £16m peatland restoration funding

The grants will see thousands of hectares of peatland being restored

Better managed peatlands ‘could slash half a billion tonnes of CO2’

A new study suggests human activity is becoming an obstacle to harnessing the full potential of peatlands in carbon sequestration

Peatlands can be ‘carbon storage superstars’, says British Ecological Society

The UK’s peatlands currently contain around three billion tonnes of carbon – but they are at risk

Government bans peat burning on protected bogs

The burning of vegetation will be banned in sites of ‘special scientific interest’, in ‘conservation’ and ‘special protection’ areas

Conserving tropical peatlands ‘is vital to protecting humans from infectious disease’

An international study team led by the University of Exeter suggests protecting such areas could even reduce the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic

The Wildlife Trusts launches appeal to raise £30m for the recovery of 30% of land and sea by 2030

The funds will support projects to expand national nature reserves and support nature recovery projects

Heathrow Airport digs deep for peat restoration carbon savings

Its first project will involve pumping water and introducing plants to Little Woolden Moss near Manchester

Historic agreement to protect globally important carbon store

The equivalent of three years of global greenhouse gas emissions are stored in the Congo peatlands

Bids open for £10m peatland restoration

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) has launched a £10 million fund to restore peatland across England. Peatlands cover around 11% of the country and not only provide a key habitat for wildlife but also store 70% of the country’s drinking water and more than 3.2 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide. It is […]