Responsible Peatland Management

Responsible peatland management means undertaking activities in a transparent and accountable manner, following ethical and humanitarian principles applied in ways that promote stewardship of the peatland resource that will be acceptable to future generations.

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A responsible approach to managing peatland and peat considers its effect on people and ecosystem services, and balances environmental, social and economic functions.

This is a practical approach to implement ‘Wise Use of Peatlands’(2002) and the concept of Sustainable Development as defined in the Brundtland Report of the World Commission on Economic Development (1987).

Read more in the peatland section