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PRESS RELEASE: The Venice Agreement - The annual gathering of the local-to-global peatland accord will take place in Torres Vedras, Portugal from June 1-3, 2024

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May 23, 2024 - Torres Vedras, Portugal: Peatland custodians from around the world will meet for three days in Torres Vedras to develop and share creative, transdisciplinary, and locally-led methods for conserving, restoring, and honoring our planet's peatlands. This is the second historic meeting of the Venice Agreement, an international commitment by peatland custodians to change the trajectory of the ecological and cultural management of these wetland ecosystems towards effective conservation. In 2022, the Venice Agreement set a new standard for the valuation and practice of protecting and restoring our planet's peatlands at the local level. This June 2nd, World Peatlands Day, the assembly will present an updated version of the Venice Agreement in a public event to be held at the Municipality of Torres Vedras, Portugal. ...

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