• Records and informative materials available from LIFE REstore International Conference


    On June 13-14, 2019 LIFE REstore International Conference "Sustainable management of degraded peatlands and climate change mitigation" took place at the Academic Centre for Natural Sciences of the University of Latvia which was visited by 159 participants and viewed by 998 persons in online - streeming services provided by the University of Latvia and National News Agency LETA.

    The goal of the conference was toraise awareness of peatlands’ role in climate change mitigation. Themes of the conference included:

    • The influence of differently managed peatlands on climate change mitigation; development of national GHG emission factors;
    • After-use of peatlands affected by peat extraction; recommendations for their sustainable management;
    • Inclusion of assessment of ecosystem services in the planning of future use of degraded peatlands.

    The LIFE REstore International Closing Conference was organized with the financial support of European Commission LIFE Programme and the Administration of Latvian Environmental Protection Fund, within the framework of project “Sustainable and responsible management and re-use of degraded peatlands in Latvia” (LIFE REstore, LIFE14 CCM/LV/001103).

    VIDEO RECORDS OF THE CONFERENCE

    LIFE REstore conference record in LATVIAN LIFE REstore conference record in ENGLISH
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    Agenda(for download)

    Book of Abstracts (for download)

    Photo gallery - Day 1 (13.06.2019)

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    Photo gallery - Day 2 (14.06.2019)



    PRESENTATIONS OF THE CONFERENCE
    (Please click on a title of the presentation to download)

    13.06.2019.

    Introduction session

    Session 1 - Impact of Peatlands on Climate Change Mitigation

    Session 2 - Management recommendations for peatlands affected by peat extraction

    POSTER SESSION

    LIFE RESTORE PROJECT POSTERS

    OTHER POSTERS

    LIFE RESTORE MANUAL "SUSTAINABLE AND RESPONSIBLE AFTER-USE OF PEAT EXTRACTION AREAS"

    The participants of LIFE REstore conference received LIFE REstore manual "Sustainable and Responsible After-use of Peat Extraction Areas". English version of the manual in PDF format available -HERE.

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    LIFE RESTORE DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILMS

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    FIELD TRIP TO LIFE RESTORE DEMONSTRATION SITES

    On the second day of the conference - June 14, 2019 - field trip to LIFE REstore demonstration sites took place where after-use scenarios are implemented in peat extraction affected territories - afforestation and highbush blueberry plantation. The participants of the conference were introduced to greenhouse gas emission measurementprocess and visited peat extraction company Laflora Ltd. to get aquainted with responsible peatland management activities in the company.

    Photo gallery availbalbe -HERE.

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    PEAT ARTIST EDGARS AMERIKS OPENS PEAT CULPTURE "HUMAN AND NATURE"

    Peat researcher and artist Edgars Ameriks unveiledthe peat sculpture “Human and Nature” and presented it to the Academic Center for Natural Sciences of the University of Latvia. Present was received by rector of the Univeristy of Latvia - professor Indriķis Muižnieks.

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    PHOTOGRAPHYEXHIBITION "RESTORING PEATLANDS FOR CLIMATE"

    LIFE Peat Restore project photography exhibition “Restoring Peatlands for Climate” invited to learn about mires, their role in nature, as well as mire restoration and research in five European countries.

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    The LIFE REstore International Closing Conference was organized with the financial support of European Commission LIFE Programme and the Administration of Latvian Environmental Protection Fund, within the framework of project “Sustainable and responsible management and re-use of degraded peatlands in Latvia” (LIFE REstore, LIFE14 CCM/LV/001103).

    The article contains only the vision of the LIFE REstore project developers. The European Commission Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.

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