Nordic and Baltic Peatlands and their role in climate regulation now on film!

Peatlands – climate regulation and biodiversity

Peatlands are habitats with a highly specialized flora and fauna. But peatlands also play an important role in global climate regulation. Peatlands cover only 3% of the land, but contain more carbon than the entire forest biomass of the world. When peatlands are drained, the hitherto well preserved carbon is released as greenhouse gas to the atmosphere. That is why it is important to keep the peatlands wet. For biodiversity conservation and for the climate.

This film is focusing on the importance of preserving and restoring peatlands and gives examples of restoration projects from the Nordic and Baltic countries.

The films is funded by The Nordic Council of Ministers, www.norden.org

The film is produced by Jensen & Jensen media

Editor: Jan Skriver

Archive footage: Flemming Ahlmann

Swedish photos with courtesy from Jenny Lonnstad and Susanne Backe

Swedish film with courtesy from Bengt Littorin

Finnish photos with courtesy from Metsähallitus

Estonian photos with courtesy from Herdis Fridolin

Get more information about NorBalWet and the PEAT project 2013-2014.