Demonstration of climate change mitigation potential in nutrients rich organic soils in Baltic States and Finland (LIFE OrgBalt)
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:
- to improve the GHG accounting methods and activity data for nutrient-rich organic soils under conventional management conditions;
- to identify and to demonstrate sustainable, resilient and cost-effective climate change mitigation measures applicable in nutrient-rich organic soils;
- 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,
- 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.