EUKI - Carbon capturing by Baltic peatland farmers –
Practical exchange for paludiculture & carbon
Contribution of Baltic farmers to organic carbon storage in peat soils: practical trade-offs related to peatland farming and carbon sequestration in farming
The start of the project is 01/08/2021
The end of the project 01/12/2023
Project leader - Michael Succow Foundation (Germany)
Estonian Fund for Nature (Estonia)
Lake and Peatland Research Centre (Latvia)
The total value of the project is 612 955 EUR.
The project is financed by The European Climate Initiative (EUKI), which is supported by German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.
Peatlands are the largest terrestrial carbon store in the Baltic states Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Drainage for agriculture, forestry, and peat mining has turned them from carbon sinks into heavily emitting sites. Rewetting of peatlands stops the continuous degradation. As a majority of sites is in use, new forms of land use are needed. Paludiculture as “peatland carbon farming” has proven potential as a low emission land use option for rewetted Baltic peatland sites gaining high interest from business and politics. Therefore, the project intends to enhance capacities and practical experiences on peatland rewetting and its appropriate usage. It tackles obstacles
that hinder large-scale paludiculture implementation and it supports the implementation and monitoring of paludiculture pilot sites. Moreover, it develops result-based remuneration schemes to incentivise “peatland carbon farming” and finally advises Baltic governments on fit-for-purpose interventions for European Green Deal and new CAP policies.
The aim of the project is to transfer the knowledge about the climate-neutral use of peatlands and the acquired practical experience to the farmers of the Baltic countries.
The project is financed by The European Climate Initiative (EUKI), which is supported by German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety..
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Program webpage https://www.euki.de/en/
Presentation of the project: Michael Succow Foundation webpage