Climate Change Mitigation (Peatland)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at on 16 November 2023.

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Photo of Mercedes Villalba Mercedes Villalba Labour

NatureScot’s peatland action programme grants funding to landowners to carry out peatland restoration, often by hiring private contractors. That means there is less scrutiny of working conditions, value for money and environmental impacts. Why is the Scottish Government outsourcing peatland restoration, rather than investing in democratically accountable and unionised public sector jobs?