Flow Country Green Finance Initiative

The Flow Country Green Finance Initiative is a locally-led initiative to raise money to restore peatlands at scale. It aims to support community development goals, create high quality jobs, carbon investments, ecosystem services, and support circular business models.


To establish a new model for peatland restoration which blends public and private finance in order to facilitate a just transition to benefit biodiversity, communities and the local economy.

The Flow Country Green Finance Initiative will help achieve our twin climate goals of reducing emissions and sequestering carbon. This is a vital part of Scotland’s net zero ambitions, and we’re proud to be leading the way.


We will formalise a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) which will support, connect and scale existing projects within the region and structure responsible investment opportunities.

The Flow Country Partnership SCIO’s profits - accrued from investments, ecosystem services and carbon credits - will be reinvested into community projects.


The Green Finance Initiative brings together representatives from the North Highland Initiative, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Highland Council, RSPB Scotland, University of Highlands and Islands, NatureScot and the Landscape Finance Lab.

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