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Peatland restoration in Scotland struggles to secure funding

Peatland restoration in Scotland struggles to secure funding

Despite its potential to significantly reduce carbon emissions, peatland restoration in Scotland is not being fully recognized as a climate change solution, hindering private investment.

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Rainforest nations seek easier access to UN carbon credit scheme

Countries that are home to rainforest and peatland vital to limiting climate change want easier access to sovereign carbon credits, a financial scheme to reward them for preserving their ecosystems, Congo Republic's environment minister says.

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Glasgow peatland restoration project could help tackle climate change

Around 20% of Scotland is covered in peatland; healthy peatlands capture and store vast amounts of carbon and should play a critical part of the drive for Net Zero.

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How climate change is washing away precious evidence of our distant past

As well as threatening biodiversity, food systems and human health, climate change has another victim: ancient artefacts.

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Ex-logger leads firefighters defending Indonesia's peatland

Peat accounts for about 3% of the world's land surface, but globally, peatlands store more carbon than all other terrestrial vegetation combined.

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11 things you need to know about the oilsands as Teck abandons plans for Frontier mine

The Alberta oilsands, home of 96 per cent of Canada's oil reserves, may not be going away any time soon.

Into the bog: Scientists are trying to learn more about unique peatland ecosystems
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Into the bog: Scientists are trying to learn more about unique peatland ecosystems

More data are needed to understand how climate change and other factors are impacting this rare habitat.
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