LIFE Peat Carbon
Peatland restoration measures will be carried out in Latvia and Finland, reducing peatland degradation
To combat climate change, it is essential to upscale peatland restoration measures in Europe. The project LIFE Peat Carbon addresses this issue across European borders. Experts from Latvia, Finland, Denmark and Germany are involved in the project.
The project, which will be implemented from 2022 to 2027, aims to reduce CO₂ emissions in the project sites by the equivalent of 37.117 tons of CO₂ per year in Latvia and 3.500 tons of CO₂ equivalent per year in Finland. The envisioned positive effects of these management actions will impact 5.076 hectares of Latvian peatlands (Lielais Pelečāre Mire: 4.946 hectares / Cena Mire: 130 hectares) and 338 hectares of Finish peatlands (Välisuo Mire: 114 hectares / Matorova Mire: 224 hectares), amounting to a total of 5.414 hectares.
Improved methods and data will be presented in national greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories and related documents in the project countries. One of the outcomes of the project will be an internationally applicable Best Practice Book on implementation and monitoring climate change mitigation (CCM) measures, harmonised GHG measurement and data processing methods and an ecosystem model for degraded and abandoned peatlands in the Baltic Sea region.
NABU is responsible for the coordination of dissemination and awareness raising activities of the project, including the elaboration of informational content for the public, organisation of international events on peatlands and climate, as well as communication of the project results to EU and German decision-makers. NABU will also support the project with its technical expertise in the field of peatland restoration and monitoring, by collaborating with the partners on training activities and knowledge transfer.
LIFE Peat Carbon (Peatland restoration for greenhouse gas emission reduction and carbon sequestration in the Baltic Sea region)
Latvia, Finland, Denmark, Germany
2022 to 2027
University of Latvia (leading partner), Institute for Environmental Solutions, Baltijas Krasti, SIA AGS Sistēmas, SIA EthnoExpert, Latvian State Forest Research Institute Silava, Finnish Meteorological Institution, Oulu University, Amphi international, Luonnonvarakeskus – Natural Resources Institute, Silkeborg Municipality, NABU
Co-funded by the European Commission’s LIFE programme (LIFE Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation)
Financed by the European Commission and based on the cooperation of Latvia, Finland, Germany and Denmark, project LIFE21-CCM-LV-LIFE-PeatCarbon aims to successfully implement climate change mitigation (CCM) measures in raised bogs in Latvia and Finland.Project website