Demonstration of climate change mitigation potential in nutrients rich organic soils in Baltic States and Finland (LIFE OrgBalt)

LIFE18 CCM/LV/001158


Start date: 1.8.2019

End date: 31.8.2023

The primary aim of the LIFE OrgBalt project is implementation of climate-change mitigation measures in management of nutrient-rich organic soils in cool temperate moist climate region to contribute to the EU and national climate targets in post-2020 commitment period by reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from organic soils in cropland, grassland and forest land.

The following specific project objectives have been set out:

  1. to improve the GHG accounting methods and activity data for nutrient-rich organic soils under conventional management conditions;
  2. to identify and to demonstrate sustainable, resilient and cost-effective climate change mitigation measures applicable in nutrient-rich organic soils;
  3. to provide tools and guidance for elaboration, implementation and verification of results of the climate change mitigation policies.

Project is implemented in 5 countries – Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Finland and Germany.


  • Latvian State Forest Research Institute "Silava" (coordinating beneficiary),
  • Ministry of Agriculture of Republic of Latvia,
  • Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry,
  • Luke,
  • Tartu University,
  • NGO Baltic Coasts,
  • Latvia University of Life Science and Technologies,
  • Michael Succow Foundation.


  • LIFE Programme of the European Union and the State Regional Development Agency of Latvia.

Contact person at the Ministry of Agriculture: 

Kristīne Sirmā

Head of Division
Kristine.Sirma [at]

The information reflects only the LIFE OrgBalt project beneficiaries’ view and the European Commission’s Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.