IUCN launches version 1.2 of the Peatland Code
The highly anticipated new version of the Peatland Code has been launched today, 4th April 2022, bringing UKAS approval to the standard and a very helpful guidance note, along with other clarifications and refinements.
This update brings clarification on peat depth requirements associated with projects, confirmation on project validation baseline requirements and a very helpful guidance document, answering a number of Frequently Asked Questions.
Additionally, the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) have been confirmed as being satisfied that the Peatland Code v1.2. meets the requirements for conformity assessment schemes required by ISO/IEC 14065 and EA-1/22 - this is a great step, providing additional assurances to both buyers and sellers of carbon units validated to the Code.
Caledonian Climate are excited to be registering projects under these new requirements - feel free to get in touch to discuss how we can work together to restore Scotland's degraded peatlands.
More info to follow...
The new version can be found here
The guidance notes can be found here
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Working responsibly with the custodians of Scotland’s beautiful countryside, Caledonian Climate is committed to tackling the twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss.
To achieve this, we talk to forward-thinking businesses who want to fulfil their ambitions for carbon emission reductions through high-quality carbon credits with multiple co-benefits. We then partner them with landholders in the Scottish Highlands, maximising the ecological value and sustainability of their estates.
Building on our significant experience, and guided by a distinguished Advisory Board, Caledonian Climate is delivering the benchmark for long-term restoration of Scotland's degraded peatlands, locking away the carbon for good.
Our work also enhances biodiversity, improves water quality, boosts local economies and creates a compelling story for all of our partners to share.