Reflections from the COP26 Peatland Pavilion

From the 1st – 12th of November 2021, the first Peatland Pavilion aired in the Blue Zone of the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of Parties. I participated through the pavilions online platform amongst 1,704 attendees from over 100 different countries. My initial thoughts of the online platform were that the forum functioned veryContinue reading “Reflections from the COP26 Peatland Pavilion”

Impressions of the British Ecological Society (BES) Nature-based-Solutions (NbS) for Climate Change Conference

Yesterday (12/05/2021), the BES hosted their NbS for climate change conference (found here:, alongside the launch of their landmark report on NbS for climate change in the UK (found here: The conference was Hosted by Rt Hon Philip Dunne MP, Chair of the Environment Audit Committee of the House of Commons and presentedContinue reading “Impressions of the British Ecological Society (BES) Nature-based-Solutions (NbS) for Climate Change Conference”

Takeaways From the IUCN Peatland Conference

Between Monday the 7th and Thursday the 10th of December, the IUCN Peatland Program hosted their 10th annual conference in partnership with the Welsh Peatland Sustainable Management Scheme (SMS) Project. For the first time, the event was virtual and focussed on ‘From Strategy to Action’. The conference was open to all and saw approximately 560Continue reading “Takeaways From the IUCN Peatland Conference”

Research During a Pandemic

The pandemic first affected me back in March 2020, a pandemic which certainly needs no introduction. I was nearing the completion of my undergraduate dissertation data collection when I was sternly advised to no longer travel to my research site. This resulted in a significant gap in my data and forced me to use regressionContinue reading “Research During a Pandemic”