Building back greener - restoring peatlands

The government has today announced over £16 million to help restore 35,000 hectares of peatland in England, to tackle climate change and protect biodiversity.

  • Peatlands play a vital role in trapping carbon and providing a wealth of benefits for our environment, including better water quality and natural flood management.
  • That is why the government has announced the first round of £16 million in investment of over £50 million for peat restoration, building on the Conservative pledge to restore 35,000 hectares by the end of this Parliament through our Nature for Climate Peatland Grant Scheme.
  • This project marks a big step towards achieving our goal to reverse the decline in England’s peatlands and will contribute to our Nature Recovery Network as we build back greener.


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