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    Photo: Agnese Priede. Reed sheafs in the lakeshore meadows Lake Pape, Latvia.

Projects & Best Practices

NorBalWet Projects

PEAT- project 2013-2014 

PEAT- project A review of the importance of peatlands in the countries within the Nordic Baltic Wetland Initiative for mitigation climate change and potentials for restoration with a reference to designate peatland Ramsar sites in the region

The project is funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers.

The aim of the project is to analyse and review information on the importance of peatland for mitigation of climate change in the participating countries and to prepare a report to disseminate such information more widely. Moreover, the project will identify peatland hot spots for their continued conservation, rehabilitation and management using the wise use principle as developed under the convention. To achieve this an understanding of the importance of the peatlands in climate regulation is crucial. Moreover the project will aim at identifying, where the potential for conserving and reducing emissions will be most effective identifying hotspot areas for such actions.  A final report presenting the importance of the Nordic Baltic peatlands in climate change regulation.

The output of the project is a final report presenting the importance of the Nordic Baltic peatlands in climate change regulation.


Ramsar Enhancing CEPA

Project is funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers.

Projects objective is to Enhance the awareness of the value and the role of wetlands within nature biodiversity among NorBalWet countries.

Project aims to enhance the visibility the Ramsar wetlands, strenghten the NorBalWet Initiative, build capacity in Communication, Educations, Participation and Awareness (CEPA) and courage countries to plan and implement their CEPA Action Plans.

Expected results are that all wetland managers and stakeholders within project countries will have good a knowledge of Ramsar and NorBalWet, support to implement wetland conservation at NorBalWet countries is provided and that there will be enhanced know-how on Communication, Education, Participation and Awareness skills.