New bogs in Belarus

Drained marshlands pose a huge risk to the climate because they release vast amounts of carbon dioxide stored in the ground. The problem is especially serious in Belarus. Now, one project in the country is aiming to restore the marshlands through flooding and thus cut emissions. It's hoped to become a model for protecting marshes all over Europe.



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Global Ideas

The television reports and documentaries of Deutsche Welle's 'Global Ideas' media project provide people all over the world with information on model projects which implement biodiversity and climate protection. The media project is funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety through the International Climate Initiative.