British Society of Soil Science Free Webinar: Zoom into Soil: Peatlands of Scotland with Andrew McBride & Rebekka Artz

Date: Wednesday 6 April 2022

Wednesday 6th April 2022 from 12pm until 1pm BST.

With strong Government backing, peatland restoration in Scotland has made major progress in the last decade. In his presentation ‘Peatland Restoration in Scotland – Lessons to learn from the peat face’, Andrew will consider what we can learn from this experience and with Climate Change impacts increasing, what we can do to respond more quickly in the future.

Peatlands across the UK currently release around 17.6 Mt CO2e per year (2019 data) instead of functioning as the net carbon sinks they could be, if all areas were in good ecological condition. The realisation of the scale of the problem has led to a significant increase in both public and private funding for peatland restoration efforts over the past decade. Investment is expected to ramp up rapidly in this current decade, the global UN Decade on Restoration. In her presentation ‘Optimising peatland restoration to achieve net zero’, Dr Rebekka Artz will summarise the state of our knowledge on the emissions reductions that peatland restoration brings, in the short to medium term after management interventions and in terms of the likely stability of such emissions reductions in the light of climate change.

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