Event: Dialogues Towards a European Peatlands Initiative at COP26
What: Dialogues Towards a European Peatlands Initiative at COP26
When: 12 November 11-13 GMT
How: Register for the peatland pavilion to watch the live stream of the event here
Join us at the closing of COP26 to find out how open collaboration between governments and stakeholders across Europe and accelerate action for peatland restoration and protection.
Don’t miss Dialogues Towards a European Peatlands Initiative, on 12/11, the closing day of COP26. The Government of Ireland will bring together European ministers and peatland experts for a dialogue on activating stakeholders for open, pan-European collaboration on peatlands.
To reverse the loss of peatlands across Europe, all stakeholders must come together and accelerate action. In 2019, at the United Nations Environment Assembly, all countries committed to work together toward the Conservation and Sustainable Management of peatlands articulated in the UNEA Resolution 4/16. As we enter the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, it is crucial that we ensure peatlands are conserved, restored and sustainably managed now and for our future.
During Dialogues Towards a European Peatlands Initiative government representatives from Ireland, Iceland and beyond will share the important lessons from their respective countries that could help peatland restoration and protection, expert stakeholders will outline their outlook for the future, and ministers will discuss the benefits future collaboration could bring.
The aim is to explore the need for open collaboration between all countries and peatland stakeholders across Europe in order to achieve the best outcome for peatlands. This event is the first step on a journey – open to all European countries and peatland actors alike – to shaping a model of effective European peatland collaboration that fulfils crucial needs and boosts action on peatlands.
This event was supported by the Multi Peat Project funded the LIFE Programme.
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