Avoiding Greenhouse Gas Emissions through the Restoration and Sustainable Management of Peatlands in the Ukraine
As of: January 2020
Objective and activities
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.
- Restoring peatlands and applying concepts for sustainable management in Belarus
State of implementation/results
- 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.