ALPSTAR: a contribution to the Climate Action Plan of the Alpine Convention
Best Practice Platform
Land use
The focus of this measure is to renaturate peatlands. Today 90-95 % of the Bavarian peatlands are strongly degraded, only 1 % is in a natural state. By mineralisation and sagging of the peatlands around 20 t CO2 are degassed per hectar and year. This CO2 output is stopped by re-waterlogging measures. New peatlands are growing with all positive effects on flora and fauna. These intact peatlands help to save CO2 emissions and to store water which is especially important during flood events.
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