Proceedings of the 14th International Peat Congress
balancing, bioeconomy, ecosystem-services, implementation, sustainable
Brandel 2012: What Sustainable Development Means for Peat
Theme II. Peat for horticulture, energy and other uses
The aim of this presentation is to give some comments on peat reflected by the discussion about sustainability based on the Brundtland report 1987. The scope covers some examples of the “balancing aspects” important in determining whether peat is sustainable or not as well as saying something about the framework conditions for this. The study shows that the definition of sustainability changes over time, and between aspects and countries. The conclusion provides some examples on the presumably important question which of determining whether peat is sustainable or not.