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3rd Natural Climate Buffers Study Tour

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After two successful previous editions of the Natural Climate Buffer Study Tours in the Netherlands in 2018 and Scotland in 2019, we are happy to announce that a third edition is planned for 27-29 September 2021, kindly hosted by the Community Wetland Forum in Ireland. (Disclaimer: subject to Covid restrictions).

The Community Wetland Forum, the National Park and Wildlife Services, the Environmental Protection Agency and Eurosite are pleased to organise a climate buffers study tour for site managers, project managers, nature conservation ecologists and policy makers, as well as government officials and landscape engineers. The study tour is an initiative of the Eurosite Wetlands and Climate Change working group and will be looking at nature-based solutions to climate change adaptation that are taking place in Ireland.

The tour includes visits to locations across Ireland where objectives for climate adaptation, nature conservation, water resource management and sustainable development are being jointly realised. Participants will learn about the practical techniques that have been deployed in a variety of locations including peatland and wetland environments.

Areas to be visited include the Cabragh wetland and Scohaboy bog, Clara bog, and Abbeyleix bog. On the third day a workshop will take place, aiming to:

  • Improve understanding of multi-stakeholder restoration in Ireland;
  • Discuss lessons learned by Irish participants from other similar sites in NW Europe;
  • Discuss lessons learned by EU visitors;
  • Develop a message to be delivered to COP26 on peatland conservation/restoration and value.

The event is open to members and non-members.

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