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Role of public policy

This group of projects is focusing on the role of public policy in developing solutions.

There is a need to decouple the reduction of peat use in horticulture from the protection and restoration of English peat bogs. Whilst on active extraction sites cessation of extraction is a necessary first step to restoration, the ceasing of extraction will not protect/restore either these sites or the many others not being used for peat extraction. Likewise ending the sales of peat in the UK does not automatically restore peat bogs.

In decoupling the protection and restoration of peat bogs and the reduction of peat use in horticulture we need to address both the questions of how do we use policy to protect and restore peat bogs and how do we use policy to deliver a transition to sustainable growing media and overcome barriers to change.

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