Project Peatlands

By choosing to shop and dine at St. Pancras International, you will be helping restore a vital ecosystem that globally stores more Carbon Dioxide than trees do.

We have partnered up with Forest Carbon, a business that develops nature-based climate projects in the UK, to help protect the UK's peatlands. Every purchase you make with our retailers, from lattes to loafers, hampers to hardbacks, will all help make a big difference to the environment. Spoiling yourself (and others) has never felt better!

Read on to find out why it’s so important to support this ecosystem and how everything you buy makes a difference.

A little on Peatlands

Functioning peatland ecosystems are some of the most carbon rich terrestrial ecosystems on earth, storing up to 30 times more carbon per hectare than a healthy tropical rainforest.[1] Globally peatlands lock-up an estimated 550 billion tonnes of CO2e.[2] In the UK, it’s estimated that our peatlands store around 3x more carbon than all of our forests.[3]

Healthy peatland ecosystems also play host to a biodiverse ecosystem of mosses, insects, moths, amphibians, reptiles, flowering plants, fungi, birds and butterflies. A lowland bog may hold over 3000 insect species, 800 flowering plants and hundreds of types of mosses creating a rich ecological fabric. Sphagnum mosses are the keystone bog species, in part because they can hold 20 times their own dry weight in water, ensuring the ground remains waterlogged most of the time. In terms of the carbon stored, a 15cm layer of living sphagnum can hold the up to 50 tonnes of carbon per hectare. 

However, UK peatlands are in desperate need of support, around 80% of them are currently damaged, drying out and oxidising, releasing vast quantities of greenhouse gases that had been locked up for hundreds or even thousands of years.[4]

In fact, UK peatlands currently emit an estimated 23 million tonnes of CO2e each year[5] - that's the equivalent to around half of all the combined carbon reduction efforts made annually. Preventing further damage to our peatlands and restoring their healthy function is therefore critical if the UK is to hit its climate targets.

Our pledge and how you can help

Simply by choosing to shop at St. Pancras International, you'll be helping us invest in the restoration of the Gameshope Loch peatlands in Scotland.

Over the next 12 months we will donate to the restoration of this vital ecosystem on every purchase made. We aim to contribute funds to stop a projected* 3,000,000kg of carbon from being released into the atmosphere. On average, every four sales at St. Pancras International will help prevent a projected 1kg of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere thanks to the restoration project.

*Certified emissions reduction figures can only be claimed once the restoration is complete and has been independently verified in line with the Peatland Code. We will provide updates on this restoration work as it progresses.

Gameshope Loch Peatlands

Gameshope Loch Peatlands is owned and managed by the Borders Forest Trust. A combination of bare peat revegetation, hagg reprofiling and gully blocking will allow the water table to rise and peat-forming plant species to recolonise the area. These plants lock up carbon when they die and become stored, partially decomposed, as layers of peat below the growing layer of mosses.

By restoring the peatlands, this project will not only reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the degraded mires, it will also allow the landscape to store more water and support a greater diversity of wildlife, including iconic species like black grouse and hen harriers.

Find out more about Gameshope Loch Peatlands.

References:

[1] www.iucn.org/resources/issues-briefs/peatlands-and-climate-change
[2] www.iucn.org/resources/issues-briefs/peatlands-and-climate-change
[3] Stafford, R., Chamberlain, B., Clavey, L., Gillingham, P.K., McKain, S., Morecroft, M.D., Morrison-Bell, C. and Watts, O. (Eds.) (2021). Nature-based Solutions for Climate Change in the UK: A Report by the British Ecological Society. London, UK. Available at: www.britishecologicalsociety.org/nature-basedsolutions 
[4] www.ons.gov.uk/economy/environmentalaccounts/bulletins/uknaturalcapitalforpeatlands/naturalcapitalaccounts 
[5] Smyth, Mary-Ann & Artz, Rebekka & Taylor, Emily & Evans, Chris & Moxley, Janet & Archer, Nicole & Burden, Annette & Williamson, Jennifer & Donnelly, David & Thomson, Amanda & Buys, Gwen & Malcolm, Heath & Wilson, David & Renou-Wilson, Florence. (2017). Implementation of an Emissions Inventory for UK Peatlands.

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