Agriculture and wetland
In Lithuania, more than half of drained peat soils are used for agricultural purposes. About 7-8 million tons are emitted into the atmosphere from these areas. CO₂ eq / year, ie almost half of the country's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
In order to reduce agricultural GHG emissions from agricultural peatlands, the alternative is paludiculture.
These are climate-friendly economic use of natural and restored wetlands, including preparation of local wetland plant production, maintenance and / or restoration of the hydrological regime typical of natural wetland habitats, promotion of peatland, protection of wetland biodiversity to ensure ecological stability of wetlands.
The sustainable use of wetlands based on the principles of wetland management would not only achieve the goals of climate change mitigation, but also provide prospects for the improvement of the condition of valuable habitats.
Demonstration restoration of wetlands (habitats) on intensively used agricultural land to meet climate change mitigation goals
“Improvement of ecological conditions of water bodies in Latvia and Lithuania”
(LLI-476 Save Past for the Future)