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Save the date, 06.12.2017 workshop in Brussels: Setting the course for EU policies on peatland climate mitigation

December 6, 2017 @ 10:00 - 16:30

Peatlands drained for agriculture are a considerable source of greenhouse gas emissions in Northern, East and Central European countries. In some EU member states they cause even more than one fifth of all emissions. Nonetheless, mitigation from peat soils is insufficiently taken account of in agricultural, climate and nature protection policies at EU-level.

In the light of these challenges, the Thuenen-Institute and the Greifswald Mire Centre invite you to join our Expert Workshop on Setting the course for EU policies on peatland climate mitigation.
The aim of the workshop is to debate the effects of the current agricultural, climate and nature protection policies on peat soil cultivation. We will also discuss how to overcome bottlenecks in terms of legal issues and support policies on the European scale regarding peatland climate mitigation.

In the morning, we will present results of the FACCE-ERA-Net projects CAOS and CINDERELLA researching for a more sustainable use of peat soils in different EU member states. In the afternoon, we will discuss impacts of the policies at EU-level.

You can find more information on the projects on:

Homepage CAOS

We intend to bring together a broad range of knowledge, experience and perspectives. Therefore, participants with different backgrounds are welcome (politics and administration from the EU and the member states, science and NGOs). The workshop is especially addressing representatives from EU countries with peatlands.


December 6, 2017
10:00 - 16:30


Representation of Lower Saxony to the European Union
Rue Montoyer 61, B-1000
Bruxelles, Belgium
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