What are the SNP doing to protect Scotland’s peatland?

Scotland’s peatland stores over 1,500 million tonnes of carbon, which is more than is held in all of the trees and vegetation across the whole of the UK. For Scotland, losing just 1% of our peatland would release the same amount of carbon as an entire year of human activity.

Restoration of degraded peatland is a vital nature based solution to protecting Scotland’s biodiversity and ending our contribution to climate change, as well as creating opportunities for green jobs and skills. We are committed to a ten year investment of more than £250 million to support the restoration of 250,000 hectares of Scottish peatland by 2030.