Caledonian Climate, Scotland’s dedicated peatland consultancy, has partnered with the sector-leading not-for-profit organisation Wetlands International to facilitate effective peatland restoration at scale in Scotland.
Peatlands cover approximately 20% of Scotland’s landmass, yet 80% are currently damaged or degraded. Restoration holds countless environmental benefits and opportunities, from improved biodiversity to reduced greenhouse gas emissions and resilient employment opportunities.
Through this trailblazing partnership, Caledonian Climate and Wetlands International unite forces to spearhead a large-scale strategy to restore Scottish peatlands, advancing Caledonian Climate’s ambitious target of delivering 50,000 hectares by 2030. Remarkably, the Scottish, privately-owned company has already supported the delivery of over 20 projects and has studied in excess of 20,000 hectares of degraded peatland within just two years of its conception.
Sharing expertise and insights on peatland restoration from around the world, the organisations seek to generate international awareness and understanding of peatland restoration in Scotland.
Freddie Ingleby, Caledonian Climate’s Managing Director, commented:
“This is an important and exciting partnership for the sector. By joining forces with Wetlands International we will be able to upscale the volume of peatland restoration projects in Scotland and ultimately achieve our shared long-term vision for high-quality peatland rehabilitation.
“With the climate emergency where it is right now, this collaboration will allow us to have a much greater impact on achieving Scotland’s net-zero goals by 2045.”
Hans Schutten, Programme Head Climate Ready Land-use at Wetlands International, said:
“We are excited to be working closely with Caledonian Climate as we work toward our shared objectives – championing quality peatland restoration for people and the planet.”