LIFE OrgBalt project
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:
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,
• Tartu University,
• NGO Baltic Coasts,
• Latvia University of Life Science and Technologies,
• Michael Succow Foundation.
Financiers: LIFE Programme of the European Union and the State Regional Development Agency of Latvia.
Contact person at the Ministry of Agriculture:
Head of Sustainable Agriculture Development Division
More detailed information on LIFE OrgBalt website https://www.orgbalt.eu/
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.