The first-ever Peatland Pavilion at UNFCCC COP26 takes place from 1-12 November 2021, in Glasgow, Scotland. The Peatland Pavilion will highlight the importance of global peatlands for the climate, people, and the planet as a key nature-based solution to climate change.

Find our more in the captivating, global and diverse programme:

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The Peatlands Gathering Team is coordinating a session at the event to highlight the values of Irish peatlands and deliver some of the messages discussed at the recent Peatlands Gathering 2021. Peatlands Gathering featured varied contributions from the peatlands community of Ireland and around the world, including those actively involved in farming and conservation of peatlands, with scientific understanding of greenhouse gas emissions and water management, rehabilitation and restoration of degraded peatlands, community stewardship and cultural aspects. The Peatlands Gathering COP26 session will be held on Wednesday, November 10, 9am-10.30. Ministers Noonan and Hackett will be participating in events alongside Chair of the JOC Climate Action Deputy Brian Leddin.

The Peatland Pavilion is a global collaboration between the UN, Member States, NGO’s, academia, practitioners, business communities and people. It has been created and coordinated by the Global Peatlands Initiative partners including United Nations Environment Programme, Wetlands International, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature UK Peatland Programme, Greifswald Mire Centre, Michael Succow Foundation, National Trust for Scotland, Scotland’s Rural College, and the University of East London.