Reducing carbon emissions from and restoring carbon capacity of Europe’s degraded peatlands. Covering only c3% of global land surface, peatlands store twice as much carbon (c33%) as all of the Earth’s forests combined, but are now responsible for 5% of global carbon emissions due to degradation (CarePeat)

In this video Niall Ó Brolchain of the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics of the Data Science Institute at NUI Galway discusses the importance of Care Peat, a €6.23 million project, that he along with Dr Terry Morley of the university’s School of Geography and Archaeology are part of, which is about developing new policies and methods for managing and monitoring carbon reduction from peatlands. The research project includes  partners from Britain, Belgium, France, and the Netherlands as well as experts from the NPWS, IPCC, UCD, Bord na Mona, An Taisce, and the Community Wetlands Forum.  Care Peat has supported peatland restoration and monitoring at the Cloncrow Bog in county Westmeath which can be seen here

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