Details - International Climate Initiative (IKI)

Back to search results

Restoring peatlands and applying concepts for sustainable management in Belarus

As of: October 2018

Objective and activities

The project demonstrated how greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced and biodiversity increased by means of the rewetting and sustainable management of degraded peatlands covering an area of approximately 10,000 ha. The project partners developed an appropriate methodology and suitable financing mechanisms.

State of implementation/results

  • Project completed
  • 17,197 hectares of peatland rewetted
  • Framework largely created for the potential trading of CO2 certificates
  • Plant built to manufacture biomass briquettes
  • Handbook “Carbon Credits from Peatland Rewetting” produced and presented at the “International Conference on the Conservation and Sustainable Management of Wetlands in the transboundary context” in Minsk

Project data

Country:
Belarus

Implementing organisation:
KfW Entwicklungsbank

Partner institution(s):
  • Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection - Belarus
  • Michael-Succow-Foundation (Michael-Succow-Stiftung - MSS) - Germany,Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)

BMU grant:
€ 3,217,281

Duration:
10/2008 till 12/2012

Website(s):



Related news and movies

30.04.2013Movie: New bogs in Belarus

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google+