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Latest Energy & natural resources articles

  • What is peatland and how do you restore it?

    What is peatland and how do you restore it?

    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.

  • Financial support available for peatland restoration projects

    Financial support available for peatland restoration projects

    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.

  • IPCC report findings and set the scene on climate change ahead of COP26

    IPCC report findings and set the scene on climate change ahead of COP26

    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.