- Adaptation and Resilience
- Nature and Nature based solutions, Biodiversity and Oceans
- Heritage-based adaptation and mitigation
Peatlands, Climate Change and Cultural Heritage - Global Perspectives, Problems, Solutions
As part of the IUCN Peatland Pavilion in the Blue Zone at COP26, Historic Environment Scotland (HES) will lead an event designed to bring together policymakers to discuss the contribution that cultural heritage can make to the wider narrative of global peatland use. Led by the governmental UK heritage agencies, this event will demonstrate the rich cultural heritage of the world’s peatlands, showcase best-practice interactions between cultural heritage and climate change in peatlands, and explore the benefits that understanding past peatland ecology and use can bring to modern management and restoration of peatlands.
Speakers will include event organisers Dr Tom Gardner (HES), Dr Rosie Everett (University of Warwick), and Dr Ben Gearey (University College Cork), and representatives from the IUCN, RAMSAR, Historic England, Natural England, the Global Peatlands Initiative, and the Scottish Government (CSA-ENRA).
The event will end with a roundtable discussion for all speakers on a proposed ammendment to the UN Environment Programme, Environment Assembly 5.3 to recognise the importance of cultural heritage for sustainable peatland management and restoration globally.
Please follow the link below to register and book the event. Those who have registered can livestream the event.