A new peatland themed PhD opportunity.

In partnership with Newcastle University, Durham University, Northumbrian Water and the North Pennines AONB Partnership, a new IAPETUS PhD project:  Surface and sub-surface changes in peatland during restoration: an insight into hydrological and vegetation dynamics from new technologies is now open to interested applicants. Please click here for more details.

The deadline for applications is 18th January 2019.

Climate change: CO2 emissions rising for first time in four years

Peatlands are part of the solution as nations struggle to control their carbon emissions. Damaged peatlands around the world emit 6% of the annual carbon dioxide total. Sustainable management and restoration of peatlands is a cost effective natural way to reduce global carbon emissions that provides other benefits such as floor amelioration, increased water quality and quantity and the protection of biodiversity.

 

Join our next webinar

Pennine PeatLIFE Webinar: UK Peatland Code Progress

Presented by Jenny Sharman from Pennine PeatLIFE, this webinar will provide a brief introduction to the UK Peatland Code – a voluntary standard for UK peatland projects looking to market the ecosystem benefits of restoration. It will focus on the Pennine PeatLIFE experience in the initial stages of registering and validating two of its Yorkshire Dales sites. This has resulted in the successful registration of one of England’s first ever Peatland Code sites.

Click here to register and join the webinar on December 10, 2018, 12 pm. Webinar ID:  611-589-563

Pennine PeatLIFE funders and partners attend site visit.

Pennine PeatLIFE funders and partners view restoration work on degraded blanket bog.

Pennine PeatLIFE lead partner North Pennines AONB Partnership hosted the project’s major funders to review the bare peat restoration work on Tynehead Fell rrstoraion work funders @EnvAgencyYNE @EnvAgencyNW @nwater_care & @YorkshireWater looking at bare #peat restoration in the @NorthPennAONB highlighting our landscape scale work across county boundaries of #Cumbria #Durham #Yorkshire and #Lancashire #penninepeatlife

 

EU investment package for nature

The European Commission has approved an investment package of €243 million from the EU budget for projects under the LIFE programme supporting nature, the environment and quality of life in Europe’s transition to a more sustainable and low-carbon future. Member States will benefit from quarter of a billion euros of investments in environment, nature and climate action.

LIFE programme press release link.