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Peat Hub Ireland

Peat-Hub-Ireland is a one-year project funded by the Irish Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine to collate evidence to encourage research, civic societies and policy makers to move towards an evidence-based and evidence-informed position with regard to the future sustainable management and better planning around this major national resource.

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Peat Hub Ireland Scenarios Workshop

30 May

Join us on Thursday 30 May as we imagine and plan for a range of possible futures for Irish peatlands. This workshop will communicate the outcomes of the Peat Hub Ireland project and use scenarios to encourage creative thinking and sustainable action amongst a wide range of stakeholders for Irish peatlands.

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Peat-Hub-Ireland Glossary

A 'living' glossary of terms used across Ireland around peatlands.

With consultations from all stakeholders

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Multi-disciplinary peatland platform

(1) drawing on specialist (inter and intra-disciplinary) expertise, identifying trends, risks, opportunities and knowledge gaps, and (2) connecting the resultant knowledge into an integrated form that supports decision-making at policy and community level

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Why a Peat-Hub-Ireland?

Since the turn of the 21st century, there has been growing global interest in the role of peatlands in carbon and water cycles with more inter-disciplinary research applying the Ecosystem Services framework. This has been guided by the recognition that peatlands form important natural capital and by the growing apprehension that peatland degradation will lead to significant negative impacts to the global climate change. The same trends have also been experienced in Ireland with increasing research in peatland science, applied work on degraded systems via European and national funding (EU LIFE projects) and also participatory public interests (as seen by the popularity of peatland community groups). A holistic synthesis of all this work is required.

The aim is to collate evidence to encourage research, civic societies and policy makers to move towards an unbiased evidence-base position for peatlands.

This project is funded under the EPA Research Programme 2021-2030 and co-funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine. The EPA Research Programme is a Government of Ireland initiative funded by the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications.

DISCLAIMER: Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the material contained on this website, complete accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Neither the Environmental Protection Agency nor the authors accept any responsibility whatsoever for loss or damage occasioned or claimed to have been occasioned, in part or in full, as a consequence of any person acting or refraining from acting, as a result of a matter contained on this website.

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