Peatlands – also known as mires, fens and bogs - are a type of wetland found in almost every country on earth. Peatlands are one of our most valuable ecosystems, however, they are under intense threat. Globally, 25% of peatlands have been destroyed, and in Europe peatlands have been assessed as the most degraded ecosystem (European Commission). Peatland restoration and protection is thus highly significant to global attempts to combat climate change. It is crucial to create and share sustainable ways to manage peatlands that can both protect our environment and provide a viable future for landowners and farmers.
13 – 15 October 2021
Sustainable peatlands: A win for all
How can we restore and protect peatlands? This has been the subject of four years of research by the Carbon Connects and CANAPE projects. During the international symposium ‘Sustainable peatlands: A win for all’ in October, the innovative techniques, business models and policy options that have been developed over these years will be presented.
We are looking forward to welcoming you online and at Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences in Leeuwarden, in October 2021.