This week Moors for the Future Partnership manager Christopher Dean gave a presentation at the 10th IUCN World Parks Congress in Sydney, Australia.

As part of the session – “Blue and green carbon: a new opportunity for protected areas?” in the climate change section of the conference - he talked about the unique aspects of the Peak District in relation to the climate change and carbon management debate in a world perspective of protected areas.

His talk addressed the great changes across the Dark Peak area of the Peak District National Park following industrial pollution caused by the coal fired textile industry in the late 1700s.

Protected areas are in the best position to collect evidence of the effects of climate change over long time scales, he told the conference . They are also in the perfect place to engage people and involve them in the collection of this evidence as citizen scientists.

Find out more about the conference here.