It is crucial to understand the costs and benefits of peatland restoration to help inform policy decisions aimed at mitigating climate change

August 13, 2020

Peatland restoration could make a considerable contribution to achieving national emission targets and is a vital part of Scotland’s strategy in moving towards net zero emissions. However, there is currently limited available information on the (monetary) costs and benefits of peatland restoration.

This project characterised and analysed peatland restoration activities and costs, using data collected as part of the grant application and reporting process for the Peatland Action Programme in Scotland. The initial analysis suggests that median restoration cost per hectare of actually incurred costs amounts to £955 and that restoration costs vary depending on the restoration activities implemented, as well as on the initial peatland condition.

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