Today, I attended and delivered a speech at the Community Wetlands Forum at Abbeyleix Manor Hotel in Co Laois. It was brilliant to be among such a committed group of experts and enthusiasts for this
Eurosite study tour on natural climate buffers - or as they’re better known in Ireland: healthy bogs! The tour visited four peatland restoration sites across the midlands to share learnings. I was delighted to speak to the group and express my support for both the work of the communities, scientists, conservation groups, and artists who make these projects so special and also for the spirit of collaboration and inspiration that underpins Eurosite exchanges.