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Netherlands first carbon credit sale from peatland rewetting

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Case Study: the first sale of carbon credits from peatland rewetting in the Netherlands is a huge success. The concept of carbon credits for peatland rewetting has been around for at least five years, but since early July 2020 it became possible to earn money by increasing the water level in peatland areas. In 'De Lytse Deelen', the first trade in voluntary CO2 certificates took place. By rewetting the peatland a reduction in GHG emissions of 4,370 tons over ten years, is created. A target price of €70 per ton applies to companies and private individuals who want to compensate for their own CO2 emissions. The credits are almost sold out for the first year. Read More

Protection and restoration of peat in valley of the Black Creek managed by Natuurpunt (BE)

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The Flemish Minister for Nature invests 4,2 million euros in the protection and restoration of the existing peat layer in the valley of the Black Creek ('Zwarte Beek'). The area is located upstream from the Care-Peat project area and represents an important reinforcement of our efforts in the valley to restore Flanders' main peat area. In the neighbouring Care-Peat area the preparation of the restoration works is ongoing. As the rewetting of the area will have a significant effect, working together with local stakeholders is indispensable. Read More

Report on peatland policies and strategies in North-West Europe

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In a collaborative effort between the five Care-Peat partner countries, the Care-Peat project has produced a report highlighting the peatland policies and strategies in the five North-West European countries Belgium, France, Ireland, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. This report will provide a baseline for further project activities which will aim to explore and discuss the gaps in policy making with stakeholders and policy makers. Read More

Adapting carbon flux measurements to each pilot-site

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In Care-Peat, the carbon fluxes in peatlands are measured with techniques adapted to each pilot site. On the Dutch pilot site 'De Wieden' the measurements of CO2 and CH4 fluxes directly in the channels and creeks are possible thanks to a floating chamber connected to a Los Gatos Research (LGR) analyzer. On the Belgian pilot site, the valley of the Black Creek ('Zwarte Beek'), the peatland is water saturated. The measurements carried out there are more traditional: a collar is first inserted into the soil ensuring the connection between the soil and the measuring chamber. Read More

Relive the Open Care-Peat Meeting in the Netherlands: report, photos and presentations

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The last meeting of the Care-Peat project took place on February 4th and 5th 2020 in Deurne, the Netherlands, with the support of Province of North Brabant. After a productive project meeting, in which the progress and future activities of the project were discussed, the Care-Peat partners also welcomed external participants for the public part of the workshop which would cover the afternoon of February 4th and the morning of February 5th. Read More

Report on peatland inventory and mapping

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The main objective within Care-Peat is to demonstrate and quantify CO2 emissions and carbon storage and to propose restoration scenarios and solutions for the reduction of CO2 emissions from peatlands, using advanced management tools developed from pilot sites. As input data, these management numerical tools of peatlands use some characteristics of the sites. This report lists the main data available on each site at the beginning of the project. Some sites own long series of data with acquisitions starting since 2014 (e.g. La Guette site), whereas collection is just starting on other sites (e.g. Cloncrow site or Little Woolden Moss site). For this reason, numerical models used for determining carbon fluxes will be first developed on the sites the most documented. The methodology developed on these sites will be useful for other sites. At last, this inventory is just a first step and obviously, the data acquired during the project will feed the numerical models. Read More