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Milestone for peatland climate protection in Germany

Funding decisions for BMU paludiculture pilot project in MV

3/9/2021 Coinciding with the fieldday on paludiculture, Jochen Flasbarth, the State Secretary of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), handed over funding decisions for the first of several new projects on paludiculture in Germany. The funding recipients are the University of Greifswald and the Landgesellschaft Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, which will receive the majority of the funding (12.6 million euros). As part of the pilot project, it is planned to raise the water level of two previously drained peatland areas in M-V and thus largely reduce greenhouse gas emissions from these areas. In the polders Bargischow Süd near Anklam and Sandhagen near Friedland, the cultivation of paludiculture will be tested and investigated on several hundred hectares. A milestone for peatland climate protection in Germany!



Giving and getting funding for large scale paludiculture projects in Germany (Photo: St. Busse)

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