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Nature for Climate Peatland Grant Scheme - Discovery Grant

While the Broads National Park stores vast amounts of carbon, locked up in its wet fen and peatlands, nearly a quarter of its deep peat soils are drained for agriculture, which releases greenhouse gases.

In fact, around one million tonnes of carbon have been lost from the Broads in the past 40 years. With the Broads Peat Discovery Project and its partnership, we are developing solutions with farmers and land managers to restore peat wetlands and investigate wet farming systems in the Broads.

The Broads Peat Discovery Project will help adapt to climate change et respond to the biodiversity crisis by creating solutions to barriers to peatland restoration. These barriers include:

  • Finance (including business case, funding, carbon markets, nature-base funding, inheritance tax, research funding, land valuation)

  • Policy (including water supply and management, permissions, protected species, net zero)

  • Product development (including finance, innovation support, groups/networks, standards and trade bodies)

  • Farmers’ engagement (including training, finance systems, tenancy agreements, producer groups, machinery)

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