Scotland announces additional £11mn to lock in peatland carbon

The Scottish Government has allocated an extra £11mn to repair and restore Scotland’s peatland areas, which store around 1600mn tonnes of carbon.

Announced on 25 June, the investment will also be used to fund projects to restore degraded peatlands, following an initial commitment of £3mn 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 emissions.

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