Healthy peatlands help regulate global climate by actively removing CO2 from the atmosphere, but damaged peatlands increase emissions. CANAPE combines North Sea Region (NSR) local authorities, NGOs & academic bodies to address challenges & manage sustainable, integrated peat landscapes that are resilient to climate change & contribute to the reduction in global CO2 emissions. CANAPE will
bring economic and environmental benefits in the NSR: reducing CO2 emissions, increasing flood resilience, developing new wetland products & restoring unique ecosystems
improve management of peatlands to reduce their contribution to climate change & improve resilience to its effects. CANAPE develops ecosystems governance and generates scientifically proven results
involve key stakeholders in a transnational approach to avoid duplication, multiply the number of methods tested in similar landscapes with differing conditions, pool expertise & evaluate on a significant scale, establishing best practice which can be replicated elsewhere
transfer the innovative new methods & approaches to a wider range of NSR peatlands, increasing the environmental and economic benefits across NSR
CANAPE is innovative in the holistic approach of the project to driving future environmental, economic & social sustainability (tested science, new products, community engagement) and in its scale. It will result in resilient & integrated systems and a sustainable, marketable future for peatland ecosystems.