The general aim of the Project is implementation of innovative climate change mitigation measures in management of nutrient-rich organic soils in cool temperate moist climatic region to contribute to meet EU and national targets by reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from nutrient-rich drained organic soils in cropland, grassland and forest land. The aim of the Project will be reached by improving the knowledge base, enhancing the capacity to apply the knowledge in practice and demonstration of the climate-smart management approaches in Baltic States and Finland for implementation of the EU commitments under the UNFCCC Paris agreement and provision of transferable and replicable tools for elaboration and implementation of the post 2020 strategies and action plans. The following specific Project objectives have been set out: (1) to improve the GHG emission factors and activity data for nutrient-rich organic soils under conventional management conditions; (2) to identify and to demonstrate sustainable and cost-effective climate change mitigation measures in nutrient-rich drained organic soils; (3) to provide tools and guidelines for elaboration, implementation and monitoring of policies necessary for implementation of the proposed measures. The project will improve the knowledge base for the quantitative assessment, monitoring, evaluation and implementation of the most effective climate change mitigation measures for management of organic soils and will enhance the capacity of national and local authorities to apply obtained knowledge in practice in the cool temperate moist climate region. The project will facilitate the development and implementation of integrated and cross-sectoral approaches in LULUCF and agriculture sector for climate friendly management of nutrients-rich drained organic soils through the climate change mitigation strategies and action plans at local, national and regional level. The project will also contribute to the identification, verification and demonstration of innovative climate change mitigation technologies, systems, methods and instruments that are suitable for being replicated, transferred or mainstreamed for management of organic soils in the whole cool temperate moist climatic region. The project will also strengthen the capacity of national GHG inventory teams and develop bilateral and regional channels of information exchange.
|Latvian State forest Research Institute “Silava”||koordinaator||Läti Vabariik||TA asutus|
|Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry||partner||Leedu Vabariik||TA asutus|
|Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Latvia||partner||Läti Vabariik|
|Natural Resources Institute Finland||partner||Soome Vabariik||TA asutus|
|NGO " Baltic Coasts"||partner||Läti Vabariik|
|University of Agriculture of Latvia||partner||Läti Vabariik||ülikool|