Investing in Peatlands: Partnership for a New Era

26 August 2013 | News story

The latest 'Investing in Peatlands' Conference organised by the IUCN UK National Committee Peatland Programme is set for 10-12 September 2013 at York University.  

The fourth in the series of conferences, this year's theme is 'Partnership for a New Peatland Era' and will explore how the conservation, government and business sectors come together to meet the challenge of restoring a million hectares of peatlands through partnership approaches. The conference will highlight examples of good practice, identify barriers that still need to be broken down and highlight opportunities for taking forward partnership action both in the UK and internationally.

On Tuesday 10 September, Luc Bas, Director of IUCN European Union Representative Office, will address the conference audience with his intervention on "EU Policy Opportunities for Peatlands".

The IUCN UK Peatland Programme was set up in 2009 to promote peatland restoration in the UK. The Programme advocates the multiple benefits of peatlands through partnerships, strong science, sound policy and effective practice.

For more information about the conference programme please visit this website.

To register for this event please click here.

Deadline for registration is Tuesday 27 August 2013. 
 


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