Through the Peatlands and People project, Bord na Móna, the EPA and more are promoting bog restoration in the Irish midlands as a positive climate action.
Today (2 February), on World Wetlands Day, the European Commission has granted funding for an initiative highlighting the importance of Irish peatlands to the planet’s future. Through its Life programme, it has awarded €10m to the Peatlands and People project, a Bord na Móna-led initiative aiming to restore peatlands in the midlands.
Earlier this year, Bord na Móna confirmed it had formally ended all peat harvesting on its lands as part of its ‘brown to green’ strategy. This was a significant step in its Peatlands Restoration plan, prioritising the conversion of peatlands from fossil fuel sources to large-scale carbon capture sites.