Zoom into Soil: The Peatlands of Wales

Jul 6, 2023 | Videos

In this Zoom into Soil webinar, James Cooke from the Welsh Government and Dr. Peter Jones, the Lead Specialist Advisor at Natural Resources Wales, discuss the Peatlands of Wales.

Over the course of the webinar, they cover:

  • A Brief overview of the National Peatland Action Programme and its expansion
  • Character of the peat resource
  • Ecosystems services approach to peat
  • Drivers for peatland delivery, evidence and questions

James Cooke leads the Peatland, Soil and Agricultural land Use Planning team within the Environmental Sustainability Directorate of Welsh Government. James has led on the development of the National Peatland Action Programme since 2019. His wider team covers a wide range of evidence, policy and technical advice including the Soil Policy Evidence Programme, development of a Soil Policy Statement for Wales, and representing soils through the planning systems in Developments of National Significance and mineral extraction cases.

Peter Jones is the Lead Technical Specialist for peatland ecosystems across Wales for Natural Resources Wales. Peter has worked on peatlands in Wales for over 25 years and covers a wide range of evidence, policy support, technical advice and strategic restoration topics, including the Welsh Government funded National Peatland Action Programme.

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