This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government
Petition Immediate moratorium & legislate-ban all development on peat bogs&lowland mires
Peatlands are among the most valuable ecosystems on Earth (UK Peatland Strategy 2018-2040) but, despite MPs approving a motion to declare an environment and climate emergency on 1st May 2019, plans are still being submitted for Councils to allow development of roads and buildings on peat mosses
Despite holding twice as much carbon as the world’s forests, the UK has lost 94% of its lowland peatlands, along with the habitats for rare plants & the breeding & feeding grounds for red listed birds & endangered wildlife. There should be an immediate moratorium, followed by legislation, to prevent any development on peat bogs and mires. They should be preserved & restored to help combat the crisis of climate change. When we dig them up, we release mega tonnes of carbon into the atmosphere.
This petition closed early because of a General Election Find out more on the Petitions Committee website