Peatland Restoration 2021

Jyväskylä & online
Open for all

Peatland Restoration worldwide – where do we stand in 2021?

An IPS webinar on the occasion of UN World Environment Day, World Peatlands Day

World Environment Day is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. This year the theme is Ecosystem Restoration. In addition, on  5th of June 2021 the UN Decade of Restoration was be launched, which is also of high relevance for peatlands of all kind.

IPS has launched its World Peatlands Day in autumn 2019, and is celebrating this important event now on 2nd of June for the second time. We unite these both events to hold the first IPS peatland restoration webinar on 14th of June.

Late view access (just being uploaded):

Let’s see what international experts have to say on the status of peatland restoration in 10 of our member countries. Free entry.

The event is organized by the International Peatland Society (IPS), and the Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research of the University of Helsinki (INAR)



All times EEST, Helsinki summer time, CEST+1

15:00 Opening Marko Pomerants, IPS President
15:05 World Environment Day– Peatland Ecosystem Restoration : Olli-Pekka Siira, Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (INAR), University of Helsinki

Short scientific presentations and talks
15:15 Peatland Restoration in Finland: Anne Tolvanen
15:30 Peatland Restoration in Estonia: Jüri-Ott Salm, Ain Kull, Edgar Karofeld
15:45 Peatland Restoration in Germany: Gerald Jurasinski
16:00 Peatland Restoration in Sweden: Sabine Jordan
16:15 Peatland Restoration in Indonesia, the need of Criteria and Indicators for Peatland Restoration: Daniel Murdiyarso

10 min break

16:40 Peatland Restoration in Lithuania: Nerijus Zableckis, Jūratė Sendžikaitė, Leonas Jarašius
16:55 Peatland Restoration in Latvia: Andis Lazdiņš
17:10 Peatland Restoration in Canada: Pete Whittington, Line Rochefort
17:25 Peatland Restoration in Ireland: Mark McCorry
17:40 Peatland Restoration in Scotland: Roxane Anderson
17:50 Peatland Restoration in Czechia, Karel Prach
18:00 Closing words, Susann Warnecke, IPS Acting Secretary General

Thank you very much to all speakers and 90 participants!