Ridge Carbon Capture

Why Restore Peatland?

Good land stewardship strikes a sensitive balance between responsible land management and maximising the value of your assets. It’s also natural to be concerned about the legacy your decisions will leave for future generations.


With this in mind, nature-based carbon capture is a new and exciting revenue stream – one that comes with a raft of additional ‘returns’ for nature, including increased biodiversity, improved water quality and natural flood management.

We specialise in unlocking carbon credits through peatland restoration, a process that reverses the harmful environmental effects of degraded peatland and contributes meaningfully to climate repair.

Peatlands are a globally important carbon store, holding around one third of the world’s carbon, despite only covering about 3% of the total land area. When in a natural, pristine condition, waterlogged peatlands continuously sequester carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. They also provide an important habitat for a variety of protected species, such as the mountain hare. Good peatland management is therefore essential in the fight against both climate change and biodiversity loss.

The UK contains 3 million hectares of peatland – a whopping 12% of its land area. It has 13% of the world’s blanket bog, a resource of global importance and interest. However, 80% of peatlands across the UK are badly damaged and thus contribute a staggering 5% to UK’s annual CO2 emissions. At the same time, biodiversity is in crisis – the UK has lost nearly half of its biological variety since the 1970s. By restoring peat, we can help combat both threats.

Peatland restoration not only helps conserve critical ecosystems but also champions climate action, setting a precedent for responsible environmental management. As such, this emerging field ensures sustainable land stewardship while generating revenue. We are positive that investing in nature is a win-win.

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