Empower nature, climate and future now!
Declaration of the 'Power to the Peatlands' conference 19th to 21st September 2023, Antwerp, Belgium
Peatlands can help solve many challenges that people face now and in the future. Peatlands are huge, but vulnerable carbon stocks. They store and regulate water, harbour unique biodiversity, and provide essential social and cultural values. Peatlands must be wet to fully provide these functions.
The “Power to the Peatlands” conference reunited over 500 scientists, site managers, farmers, entrepreneurs, non-governmental organisations and decision-makers, i.e. the largest conference of peatland experts ever held on the globe. Together, we developed the following evidence-based recommendations for Europe, using the latest scientific findings and multiple sources of knowledge such as those gained in the EU Interreg Care-Peat project.