Peatlands, their public good value and priorities for their future management - the example of Ireland

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Title: Peatlands, their public good value and priorities for their future management - the example of Ireland
Authors: Bullock, Craig
Collier, Marcus
Convery, Frank J.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3953
Date: Oct-2012
Online since: 2012-12-03T17:18:00Z
Abstract: The threat of climate change has focused attention on those environments with high capacity for carbon storage. Peatlands are one such environment in that they both sequester CO2 from the atmosphere and are also a major store of carbon. However, the world's peatlands are everywhere under threat. This includes in Ireland where, while still a feature of many rural areas, less than third of the country's original area of peatland remains intact. The sustainable management of the remaining peatland necessitates an action plan including the evidence by which to evaluate choices. It also requires an articulation of a vision for peatland in the decades to come. In this respect, peatlands are an environmental asset, but also a social and economic resource. Any framework for their management and restoration must be able to deal with the social and political decision making process and demonstrate a respect for the diverse range of public and private goods that peatlands provide.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Elsevier
Journal: Land Use Policy
Volume: 29
Issue: 4
Start page: 921
End page: 928
Keywords: PeatPeatlandsCarbonBiodiversityPublic goods
Subject LCSH: Peatland management--Ireland
Carbon cycle (Biogeochemistry)
Peatlands--Economic aspects
Peatlands--Environmental aspects
Biodiversity
DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2012.01.010
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy Research Collection

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