The benefits from restoring degraded Irish bogs

epa Bog restoration book cover

The Environmental Protection Agency has launched the final report of the EPA-funded ‘Carbon Restore’ project. 

The EPA research Report shows that breathing new life into cut-away and degraded boglands would provide climate, biodiversity, water and economic benefits. The results from this study indicate that restoration at Bellacorick has been successful with regard to re-establishing the Carbon sink function. This observation highlights the potential use of restored industrial cutaway peatlands for Carbon offsetting.

The report was launched at an international Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) meeting held in Dublin in July.

You can download the report here

© Peter Foss 2012