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Presentation by Clifton Bain at VNN peatland meeting, Leeds 19th January 2012

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    • Clifton Bain, Dr Aletta Bonn, Dr Mark Reed IUCN UK Peatland Programme
    • Peatland Carbon Policy Framework • United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) • “Protecting and enhancing greenhouse gas sinks and carbon stores and promoting practices that reduce emissions from agriculture and forestry” • Kyoto Protocol Article 3.4 (from 2013) • “A Party included in Annex I may choose to account for anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions by sources and removals by sinks resulting from any or all of the following activities: revegetation, cropland management, grazing land management, and wetland drainage and rewetting”
    • Wetland drainage and rewetting - a system of practices for draining andrewetting on land with organic soil that covers a minimum area of 1 hectare.Applies to all lands that have been drained since 1990 and to all lands thathave been rewetted since 1990 ..Drainage is the direct human-induced lowering of the soil water table andrewetting is the direct human-induced partial or total reversal of drainage.
    • World leading expertise in peatland restorationMonitoring and survey to inform :-•IPCC revision of IPCC Guidance on wetlands•UK Government National Greenhouse Gas Inventory•UK and Scottish Government Climate Change targets
    • Climate Change Mitigation
    • Carbon Markets Formal carbon markets under Kyoto Protocol Emissions Trading, Joint Implementation and Clean Development Mechanism Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation“. REDD Plus (includes peatlands) Voluntary Carbon Markets Need to consider payment for restoring function as well as maintaining and conserving function UK Government Corporate Greenhouse gas reporting