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Avoiding Greenhouse Gas Emissions through the Restoration and Sustainable Management of Peatlands in the Ukraine

As of: March 2021

Through its plans for reflooding drained wetlands and sustainable management of degraded swamps, the project was supposed to contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and promoting the biodiversity of wetlands in the Ukraine. It supported efforts to develop the future system of conservation areas and to improve the living conditions of the local inhabitants. The project was terminated prematurely due to unexpected difficulties.
Predecessor project(s)
Restoring peatlands and applying concepts for sustainable management in Belarus

State of implementation/results

  • Project completed.
  • The project shows by way of example how difficult it is to replicate successful projects under changed circumstances. Capacities were built up in the planning, environmental policy and academic fields. However, it is uncertain to what extent these will achieve sustainable effects. The well-documented lessons learned provide important information on which factors should be taken into account when adapting existing concepts.

Project data


Implementing organisation:
KfW Entwicklungsbank

Political partner(s):
  • Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources - Ukraine*
  • National Environmental Investment Agency (NEIA) - Ukraine

Implementing partner(s):
  • Michael-Succow-Foundation / Michael Succow Stiftung
  • Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)
  • Ukrainian Society for the Protection of Birds (USPB)

BMU grant:
2.452.412,95 €

12/2009  till  12/2014


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