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Restoring Peatlands in Russia - for fire prevention and climate change mitigation
07/11 - 07/15
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Within the framework of the bilateral Russian-German environmental cooperation, a major peatland rewetting project will be implemented involving substantial Russian and German techhnical and scientific expertise, piloting of peatland rewetting in over 45,000 ha for fire prevention and GHG emission reductions, involving also knowledge base development involving exchange of experiences and expertise with IKI projects in Belarus and Ukraine and other relevant projects, review and improvement of relevant policy and legislation, capacity building, awareness raising, development of sustainability measures including cooperation with private sector and local landowners, establishment of methodologies and protocols for peatland rewetting, and upscaling by the Russian authorities to priority sites in European Russia.