Ireland’s Climate Action Catalyst
Peatlands and People
Supporting the realisation of a carbon-neutral, climate-resilient and environmentally sustainable country by 2050, with funding support from the EU LIFE programme.
Three powerful pillars
A 7-year LIFE Integrated Project, Peatlands and People collaborates locally, regionally, nationally and internationally to generate and share solutions and knowledge for a better future. The three project pillars work together to restore and rehabilitate peatlands across Ireland's midlands as well as establish a Just Transition Accelerator and a design a People's Discovery Attraction.
"Our peatlands are a precious resource in terms of storing carbon, restoring biodiversity and supporting local communities in new jobs taking care of our environment."
Minister Eamon Ryan TD, from the project launch
Helping deliver on Ireland’s Climate Action Plan
The project partners will prepare, implement and monitor the impact of the three project pillars and promote behaviour in support of Ireland's Climate Action Plan. The restored and rehabilitated peatlands are expected to store more carbon, protect biodiversity, improve water quality and support other benefits, while the Accelerator and Discovery Attraction aim to support economic growth and create space for social action.