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Peatland Code

  • Peatland

  • Restoration
  • UK wide


The Peatland Code is a voluntary standard for UK peatland projects wishing to market the climate benefit of restoration. The Peatland Code provides assurance and clarity for business and other investors in peatland restoration projects through independent validation and verification. The Peatland Code works on the basis that during restoration, carbon savings are made through rapid emissions reductions.

Fund manager & award size

The Peatland Code is issued by the IUCN UK National Committee and is managed on its behalf by an Executive Board. The Executive Board is facilitated by IUCN UK Peatland Programme staff and supported by a Technical Advisory Board including additional stakeholder groups, when required

The award size depends on the specific project as the amount of credits varies based on project characteristics and the price of Peatland Code carbon credits can change over time. See the scheme website for additional details.


Eligible land is either blanket bog or raised bog that is: Actively eroding; Drained; Modified bog; Cropland - drained; Grassland - intensive; Grassland - extensive. Fen that is: cropland-drained; grassland - intensive; grassland - extensive; modified fen. Legal ownership, or tenure of the land for the duration of the project, shall be demonstrated for the project area. See the scheme website for additional details.

How to apply

See the Peatland Code website for guidance.


Application deadline

Open all year round. See the scheme website for updates.

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