Peatlands Climate Action Scheme
Bord na Móna have permanently ceased industrial peat production on all their peatlands. In line with the company’s accelerated decarbonization strategy, and the availability of government funding, Bord na Móna has committed to ambitious enhanced peatland decommissioning and rehabilitation improvements, targeting over 30,000 hectares in over 80 Bord na Móna bogs. This Peatlands Climate Action Scheme has been developed to optimise ecosystem service benefits of peatland rehabilitation and restoration, particularly carbon storage and the reduction of carbon emissions. In addition, the scheme will also benefit biodiversity and water (water quality and catchment management), as well as providing space for local communities and people to enjoy the outdoors. Bord na Móna are in Year 1 of this scheme and to date have commenced rehabilitation measures on sixteen bogs. We will be commencing the stakeholder engagement process for the Year 2 bogs in the coming months and we invite all those interested in this project to visit our website or contact us.o. Offaly is the ‘virtual’ venue for ENCORE 2021. We invite you to watch the welcome address from Ms. Anna Marie Delaney, the Chief Executive of Offaly County Council. In her address, Ms. Delaney outlines a number of inspiring projects and local initiatives which have been delivered in Offaly and across the Midlands region. This exhibit contains videos and brochures which demonstrate the wide ranging actions which have taken place in Co. Offaly which cross-cut the conference themes. In particular we draw your attention to the work of Offaly County Council, Green Offaly and Offaly Comhairle na nÓg (Offaly Youth Council).