There is an increasing urgency to restore damaged peatland and return this natural resource to carbon sink status, rather than a net source of carbon emissions. But what does peatland restoration actually involve? Here, pun intended, we dig a little deeper into practical peatland restoration techniques and the wide-ranging benefits of peatland restoration, a rapidly growing area of interest for our clients in the rural sector.
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In what comes as further demonstration of the innovative solutions being drawn up as a means to reduce carbon emissions and push towards Scotland’s Net Zero emissions goal, the world’s first “green submarine”, a self-driving hydrogen powered cargo delivery submarine has been earmarked for Irish Sea freight crossings.
There is a renewed push by the Scottish Government to provide financial support to landowners and land managers who are undertaking peatland restoration projects on their land. This is due to the crucial role restoring degraded peatland will play in Scotland’s drive to be net-zero by 2045 at the latest.
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The IPCC report’s findings are deeply concerning but the wide publicity around COP26 and climate change could well act as a catalyst for positive global change in the coming years. Harper Macleod's specialists have been following the topic closely and here take a look at some of the key points in the report.