Sustainable peatlands: A win for all

How can we restore and protect peatlands? This has been the subject of four years of research by the Carbon Connects and CANAPE projects. During the international symposium ‘Sustainable peatlands: A win for all’ in October 2021, innovative techniques, business models and policy options that have been developed over these years were presented. The key outcomes, presentations and replays are available on this website. 


This 3-day conference brought together European stakeholders, managers and policy makers to discuss their visions on restoring and protecting peatlands. The event focused on innovative techniques, business models and policy options developed over 4 years of work by the projects CANAPE and CARBON CONNECTS.



CANAPE (Creating A New Approach to Peatland Ecosystems) aims to increase the sustainability of peatlands. The project has two main pillars, one looking at the physical restoration practices for peatland lakes and wetlands, and one developing practical demonstrations of paludiculture. The project also develops best practice for monitoring rewetting and lake restoration projects. Currently 8 Pilot sites are being delivered across Northern Europe.

Carbon Connects

Carbon Connects aims to reduce the high carbon footprint of peatland soils in Northwest Europe by introducing new bio-based business models developed for sustainable land management practices.