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Peatlands have been capturing and storing carbon for thousands of years, however, when degraded these peatlands actively emit carbon. Peatland restoration provides a crucial vehicle to help Scotland tackle climate change and provides a low hanging fruit enabling farmers to offset greenhouse gas emissions. Peatland restoration is becoming increasingly economically viable with developing markets in carbon and government support for restoration.

Linked FAS Resources

Protecting Scotland’s Peatlands | Helping farmers in Scotland | Farm Advisory Service (

Linked Other Resources

Peatland ACTION Project | NatureScot

Peatland Code | IUCN UK Peatland Programme (

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