First round of £50m scheme for peatland restoration launched

Peatlands play a vital role in trapping carbon and provide wider benefits such as improved ecosystems and biodiversity, better water quality and natural flood management

Scotland awards £22m to restore iconic peatlands to cut emissions

Restoring peatlands will help remove and store carbon from the atmosphere, support habitats and species, improve water quality and manage flood risk

New £30m large-scale UK trial to remove greenhouse gases begins

One of the projects will investigate the management of peatlands to maximise their removal of greenhouse gas emissions

Can 250,000 green apprenticeships fix the youth unemployment crisis?

A new report warns if the current youth unemployment rate remains the same for a year, it could cost the economy £39bn

Wales launches action plan to manage carbon-storing peatlands

Peat is made up of organic carbon which has been trapped in the earth for thousands of years and plays a crucial role in naturally trapping and storing carbon

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

Scotland commits £11m to restore carbon-storing peatlands

Peat soils in Scotland cover around 25% of the country, with the vast areas providing a natural sink of carbon emissions when left undisturbed

Germany pledges €2m to support peatlands and cut emissions

Peatlands are said to store twice as much carbon as all the world’s forests

Valuable wetlands ‘disappearing three times faster than forests’

Wetlands are considered among the world’s most economically valuable ecosystems and essential regulators of the global climate

UK sinks £10m into bogs

More than 6,500 hectares of peatlands will help store an estimated 23,000 tonnes of carbon per year