Tackling climate change

02 July 2019

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The Scottish Government has committed significant funding to help repair and restore Scotland’s peatland areas, which store around 1,600 million tonnes of carbon.

In light of the global climate emergency, an extra £11 million has been allocated to fund projects to restore degraded peatlands, following an initial commitment of £3 million earlier this year. 

Restoration work includes improving areas of wetlands by reducing drainage and slowing water flow on peatland, as well as covering areas of peat exposed to the elements, helping to lock in carbon and reduce potentially harmful C02 emissions.

Source: Scottish Government, 24 June 2019