Demonstration of climate change mitigation potential of nutrients rich organic soils in Baltic States and Finland
The LIFE program is the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action created in 1992. https://ec.europa.eu/easme/en/life
The project’s general aim is the implementation of innovative climate change mitigation measures in the management of nutrient-rich organic soils in the cool & temperate cool and moist (TCM) climate region. Therefore, contribute to
the United Nations Framework Convention of Climate Change Paris Agreement, EU policies, and national climate policy targets in the post-2020 commitment period by reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from cropland, grassland and forest land on nutrient-rich organic soils. The aim of the project will reach by improving the knowledge base, enhancing the capacity to apply the knowledge in practice, and demonstrating the climate-smart management approaches in the Baltic States and Finland on the following specific objectives:
1) Improve the GHG accounting methods and activity data for nutrient-rich organic soils under conventional management conditions;
2) Identify and demonstrate sustainable, resilient, and cost-effective climate change mitigation measures applicable in nutrient-rich organic soils;
3) Deliver tools and guidance for elaboration, implementation, and verification of climate change mitigation policies.
The project will improve the knowledge base for the implementation, quantitative assessment and evaluation of the most effective climate change mitigation measures for managed organic soils and enhance national and local authorities’ capacity to apply obtained knowledge in practice in the TCM cool & climate region. The project will facilitate the development and implementation of integrated and cross-sectoral approaches in the LULUCF and agriculture sector for climate-friendly management of nutrient-rich drained organic soils through the climate change mitigation strategies and action plans at local, national, and regional levels. The project will also contribute to the identification, verification, and demonstration of innovative climate change mitigation technologies, systems, methods, and instruments suitable for being replicated, transferred or mainstreamed to manage nutrient-rich organic soils in the whole cool & TCM climate region. The project will also strengthen the capacity of national GHG inventory teams and develop bilateral and regional channels of the GHG accounting, projections, and mitigation related information exchange and socio-economic analysis of the initiated actions.
Total budget: 3 360 948 EUR, including EU financial contribution 1 844 004 EUR.
Duration: The project is implemented from August 1, 2019, until August 31, 2023.