Hidden greenhouse gas emissions made visible in new report
Drained peatland is a major source of greenhouse gases. The Board of Agriculture (Jordbruksverket), The Swedish Forest Agency (Skogsstyrelsen) and the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (Naturvårdsverket) has been working to find measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from such land. This report provides suggestions on which drained peatlands that should be priorities for action and how wetlands on peat soil should be constructed if the aim is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Two of the authors are BECC researchers Åsa Kasimir and Leif Klemedtsson, University of Gothenburg. You can read more about Åsas and Leifs research here: http://gvc.gu.se/forskning/klimat/markanvandning-och-vaxthusgaser