LIFE OrgBalt national workshop held in Estonia

On June 29, 2020, LIFE OrgBalt national workshop on climate change mitigation measures for nutrient-rich organic soils was held in Estonia on Microsoft Teams platform as webinar. The workshop was organized by the Univeristy of Tartu and gathered more than 30 project stakeholders from Estonia.

The workshop gave an overview about LIFE OrgBalt project, project objectives and main goals and plans. Participants were discussing current National Greenhouse Gas Inventory method and studies done in drained forested and no-forested peatlands in Estonia as well.

Agenda and presentations of the national workshop in Estonia can be found HERE.

Participants of the workshop were representatives from different organizations and institutions in Estonia: Ministry of Rural Affairs, Ministry of the Environment, Estonian Environment Agency, Estonian Environmental Research Centre, Estonian Fund for Nature, Agricultural Research Center, Estonian Chamber of Agriculture and Commerce, University of Tartu, Tallinn University and Estonian University of Life Sciences.

All the workshop participants are working one or the other way with peatlands and climate change mitigation measures in agriculture and forestry.

Within LIFE OrgBalt project in total 10 national workshops are planned in partner countries – Germany, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania (two workshops in each country). The workshops are planned to gather stakeholders – governmental institutions, research organizations, farmers etc. in order to inform about the LIFE OrgBalt project, planned activities and results. The first workshop in each country will be held in the first half of 2020. Taking into consideration the restrictions introduced internationally due to 2019-nCoV outbreak the first LIFE OrgBalt workshops will be held in webinar format.

The LIFE OrgBalt project’s “Demonstration of climate change mitigation potential of nutrients rich organic soils in Baltic States and Finland” (LIFE18 CCM/LV/001158) main objectives are measurements of greenhouse gas emissions from managed nutrients rich organic soils on agricultural and forest lands in a Cool Temperate Moist climate zone and elaboration of emission factors as well as research and implementation of climate change mitigation measures.

LIFE OrgBalt is being implemented by Latvian State Forest Research Institute “Silava” in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Latvia, Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies, University of Tartu (Estonia), Natural Resources Institute Finland LUKE, Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, Michael Succow Foundation (Germany) and Association Baltic Coasts (Latvia) from 2019 to 2023 and has received funding from the LIFE Programme of the European Union and the State Regional Development Agency of Latvia. More information

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.