Restoring peatlands not only has the potential to promote biodiverse ecosystems but also to mitigate climate change, improve soil health, increase the resilience of ecosystems to extreme weather events, and increase agricultural productivity. o Despite the extensive, empirically supported benefits, only 11% of peatlands are reported to be in good condition by EU member states. Given the scientifically substantiated benefits, establishing targets for their restoration presents a clear opportunity to support a multitude of policy targets previously set by the EU. o The EGU Biodiversity Task Force therefore believes that the restoration of peatlands should be prioritised, with specific targets included in the Nature Restoration Law. o During the restoration of peatlands, the responsibilities of different Member States, expert consultation, and ongoing monitoring and maintenance should be considered.

Restoring Peatlands: Evidence-Based Insights for Policymakers

A Sofo
2023-01-01

Abstract

Restoring peatlands not only has the potential to promote biodiverse ecosystems but also to mitigate climate change, improve soil health, increase the resilience of ecosystems to extreme weather events, and increase agricultural productivity. o Despite the extensive, empirically supported benefits, only 11% of peatlands are reported to be in good condition by EU member states. Given the scientifically substantiated benefits, establishing targets for their restoration presents a clear opportunity to support a multitude of policy targets previously set by the EU. o The EGU Biodiversity Task Force therefore believes that the restoration of peatlands should be prioritised, with specific targets included in the Nature Restoration Law. o During the restoration of peatlands, the responsibilities of different Member States, expert consultation, and ongoing monitoring and maintenance should be considered.
2023
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