'National embarrassment': Will COP26 strengthen the government's resolve on peat?

One year after the Tories pledged to ban the deliberate burning of blanket bog, no such ban has been forthcoming and its long-awaited peat strategy remains unpublished. As it prepares to host next year's global climate talks, can the government get the UK's peat plans back on track?

by Adam Branson
Rotational burning on peatlands may be releasing up to 260,000 tonnes of CO2 every year. Photograph: Arterra/Getty Images
Rotational burning on peatlands may be releasing up to 260,000 tonnes of CO2 every year. Photograph: Arterra/Getty Images

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