This discussion paper has been published by the Scottish Government at the same time as the announcement of research funding of £200,000 (£50,000 to SNH and £150,000 to RSPB) that derives from a fine on Exxon for emission statements under Emission Trading Scheme.
The funding will be used to research peatland restoration. SNH are developing an inventory of Scotland's carbon-rich soils and RSPB are continuing their restoration work at Forsinard.
The paper has been prepared by the Scottish Government with support from SNH, SEPA & FCS. It is intended for discussion and it appears likely that it will be developed in the future. For further details and a link to the discussion paper, see the Forum's website.