Workshop - Rewetting Peat Soils

Rewetting Peat Soils 

EJP Soil Regional Forum on “Peatland rewetting in agriculture – why and how?” gathered policy makers at EU and national levels, Farmer representatives, NGOs, and researchers from 12 European Countries with significant areas of organic soils.

This workshop was jointly organized by EJP SOIL WP8 Science to Policy, and the internal project entitled Indicators for successful carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas mitigation by rewetting cultivated peat soils (INSURE). This interactive workshop aimed at linking scientists to policy stakeholders. The INSURE project focuses on improving the understanding of controls of element cycling in rewetted ecosystems and to find robust indicators for the trade-offs of wet management.

Session 2 - Country perspectives:

Nine representatives made short presentations in the second session of the workshop, on the status of rewetting peat soils in each of their countires, answering the following questions:

  • What is the current status of rewetting peatlands in your country as it pertains to climate change or biodiversity?
  • What are the country targets that have been / will be set?
  • What supports or incentives are in place to help the achievement of these targets?
  • Is there any other relevant information on this topic specific to your country?

Click your way to the PDF versions of the presentations made by the following countries:

Peatland rewetting in agriculture

Perspectives of Sweden

Rewetting of peatlands to mitigate GHG emissions

- Perspective of Lithuania

Peatland rewetting in agriculture - why and how?

- Perspective of Switzerland

Rewetting peat soils - why and how?

- Perspective of Ireland

Introduction to Peatland policy in The Netherlands

Rewetting peat soils - why and how?

- Perspective of Norway

Political Framework and Activities for Peat Soil Protection in Germany