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Environment-friendly management of organic soils and paludiculture - from innovation to implementation (co-organized)
Convener: Hanna Silvennoinen  | Co-Conveners: Jens Leifeld , Kristiina Regina , Bärbel Tiemeyer , Jagadeesh Yeluripati 
 / Mon, 09 Apr, 08:30–10:00

Globally, 10–20% of peatlands have been drained for agriculture or forestry, and these emit 6% of global CO2 emissions. There are countries in Europe that have more than 60% of their agricultural emissions originating from cultivated organic soils, and the fate of South-East Asian peatlands is of global concern. However, there are peat-rich countries that are unable to include these emissions in their emission statistics due to lack of data. Innovative mitigation measures that sustain economically viable biomass production while diminishing environmental impacts and supporting ecosystem services of organic soils are vigorously studied. How to implement innovations in practice and into national GHG inventories is a challenge. We invite studies addressing new, innovative management practices on organic soils. We also welcome contributions that address policy coherence and identify policy instruments for initiating and implementing new management practices on organic soils.