Peatland restoration for greenhouse gas emission reduction and carbon sequestration in the Baltic Sea region

Reference: LIFE21-CCM-LV-LIFE-PeatCarbon/101074396 | Acronym: LIFE21-CCM-LV-LIFE PeatCarbon

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

BACKGROUND

Aim of LIFE PeatCarbon project is the implementation of Climate Change Mitigation (CCM) measures in peatlands, adaptation and demonstration of innovative tools and applicable methods for GHG monitoring. The aim will be reached by improving knowledge and enhancing the capacity for applying the CCM measures, demonstration of approaches for the climate-smart management of degraded peatlands and monitoring of the success of the implementation in The Baltic Sea region, thus contributing to the EU commitments under The Paris Agreement and providing transferable and replicable tools for elaboration, implementation. Main results: 1. The area where positive effect from CCM measures actions in the 4 project restoration sites will reach 5414 ha ct (5076 ha in Latvia and 338 ha Finland). 2.The reduced amount of CO2 emission will comprise 37117 tons CO2 eq. yr⁻¹in Latvia) and 3500 tons CO2 eq. yr⁻¹ in Finland. 3. Peatland restoration success of the earlier LIFE projects will be monitored in 3 sites in Latvia with the total area of 5213 ha by applying field measurement, remote sensing (RS), habitat, hydrology and GHG monitoring to follow the effect of peatland restoration. 4.Replicable & transferable simulation model for cost-effective monitoring and estimation of project actions of GHG emissions will be applied. 5.Modelling tools will be developed for a cost-effective monitoring and estimation of projections of GHG emissions from peatlands 6. Internationally applicable Best Practice Book on implementation and monitoring CCM measures, harmonized GHG measurement and data processing methods and an ecosystem model for degraded peatlands in the Baltic Sea region will be prepared. 6. Results will be applicable for national GHG inventories in the Baltic Sea region countries. 7. Risen awareness of authorities, decision makers, local people, experts, regarding the assessment of climate impact on peatlands before and after rewetting.


ADMINISTRATIVE DATA


Reference: LIFE21-CCM-LV-LIFE-PeatCarbon/101074396
Acronym: LIFE21-CCM-LV-LIFE PeatCarbon
Start Date: 01/07/2022
End Date: 30/06/2027
Total Eligible Budget: 4,425,740 €
EU Contribution: 2,655,444 €
Project Location:

CONTACT DETAILS


Coordinating Beneficiary: LATVIJAS UNIVERSITATE
Legal Status: PUBLIC
Address: RAINIS BOULEVARD 19, 1586, RIGA, Latvia Latvija
Contact Person: Mara PAKALNE
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ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES ADDRESSED

NATURA 2000 SITES

Type Code Name
SPA LV0512200 Lielais Pelecares purvs
SPA LV0519800 Cenas tirelis
SPA LV0200100 Gaujas nacionalais parks
SPA LV0528700 Melna ezera purvs

BENEFICIARIES

Name Type
NATURSCHUTZBUND DEUTSCHLAND (NABU) EV Participant
SILKEBORG KOMMUNE Participant
AMPHI INTERNATIONAL APS Participant
OULUN YLIOPISTO Participant
LUONNONVARAKESKUS Participant
ILMATIETEEN LAITOS Participant
VIDES RISINAJUMU INSTITUTS NODIBINAJUMS Participant
LATVIJAS VALSTS MEZZINATNES INSTITUTS SILAVA Participant
BIEDRIBA BALTIJAS KRASTI Participant
LATVIJAS UNIVERSITATE Coordinator
SABIEDRIBA AR IEROBEZOTU ATBILDIBU AGS SISTEMAS Participant
SABIEDRIBA AR IEROBEZOTU ATBILDIBU ETHNOEXPERT Participant