significant barrier to the restoration of UK peatlands is financial. It is clear that private funding is going to be increasingly vital in helping make peatland restoration economically viable, which in turn will help increase the rate and scale of restoration in the UK.
The focus of this webinar is to provide an overview of the IUCN Peatland Code and how it works along with practical examples of where the Code has been used in order to generate private sector funding to co-finance restoration projects in both Scotland and Wales.
The Peatland Code is a voluntary standard for UK peatland projects wishing to market the climate benefit of restoration. It sets out a series of best practice requirements including a standard method of quantification which when validated by an independent body will give assurance to buyers that their investment will deliver a verifiable climate benefit over the project duration.
The presentation were given by George Hepburne Scott, followed by a Q&A with both George and Stephen Prior (co-founder of Forest Carbon).