News Digest Item
26 Oct 2018

Climate and nature protection through moorland restoration

Clean Energy Wire

The environment ministry wants to promote the restoration of moorlands in Germany, a press release said. Ninety percent of Germany’s moors are drained, making them into a source instead of a sink for CO2. “Only a wet moor is a good moor,” environment state secretary Jochen Flasbarth said at an event in Berlin. Since a majority of the moorlands are used for agriculture, finding ways to allow low-impact farming on restored moor soils is a way to cut emissions and increase biodiversity. Research at the Greifswald Moor Centrum on this subject is funded with 1.4 million euros, the ministry said.

Read the press release in German here.

Find a CLEW dossier on agriculture, moors and climate here.

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