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Peatland restoration

Climate change mitigation through land use on rewetted peatlands–cross-sectoral spatial planning for paludiculture in Northeast Germany.

Tanneberger F, Schröder C, Hohlbein M, Lenschow U, Permien T et al


Wetlands volume 40, pages 2309–2320

Methane fluxes from a rewetted agricultural fen during two initial years of paludiculture.

Kandel TP, Karki S, Elsgaard L, Labouriau R, Lærke PE


Principles of sustainable peatland paludiculture



Sets out to ensure the multiple benefits of peatlands are realised when managing the different forms of paludiculture, and enable society to get the most from this major shift in agricultural peatland use.

Saving soil carbon, greenhouse gas emissions, biodiversity and the economy: paludiculture as sustainable land use option in German fen peatlands.

Tanneberger F, Birr F, Couwenberg J et al.


Reg Environ Change 22: 69.

UK Peatland Strategy 2018-2040



The UK’s first collaborative Peatland Strategy has been developed by the IUCN UK Peatland Programme to capture and embed, for the long term, a shared vision for our peatlands, helping maintain a focus across a broad partnership and allowing progress to be marked and celebrated.

Greater Manchester Peat Pilot

Smart T, Caporn S, Field C, Johnson S, Rogers K, Rowson J, Thomas P and Wright A


Greater Manchester has set a target of net carbon neutrality by 2038. Modelling currently used by Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) suggests that 50- 75% of peatland in the city region will need to be restored in order to achieve these targets, but this modelling may significantly underestimate the role of peat in net emissions budgets.

Using a combination of best available evidence and engagement with key partners and stakeholders, this report provides evidence on the spatial extent, condition, and depth of the peat resource in the city region, and associated GHG emissions based on current land use. Providing case studies of current issues around peat management in upland and lowland settings, and describe alternative options on a trajectory to good peat condition.

MoorAtlas (German).

Heinrich Böll Foundation, BUND and the Michael Succow Foundation


Moors are important for the climate and biodiversity. This report looks at what is driving global peatland destruction and what are its local and global impacts? What is lost in the process? What are the drained peatlands used for? How can we protect peatlands?

Recognize the high potential of paludiculture on rewetted peat soils to mitigate climate change

Geurts JJM, van Duinen G-JA, van Belle J, Wichmann S, Wichtmann W et al


Journal of Sustainable and Organic Agricultural Systems 69:5–8

Towards net zero CO2 in 2050: an emission reduction pathway for organic soils in Germany.

Tanneberger F, Abel S, Couwenberg J, Dahms T, Gaudig G et al.


Mires and Peat 27:1–17.

UK natural capital: peatlands

Office of National Statistics (ONS)


Natural capital accounts for peatlands measures the ecosystem services which nature provides from this dramatic landscape, including water, carbon sequestration, food and recreation.

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