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Hidden greenhouse gas emissions made visible in new report

A new report shows that restored wetlands can reduce greenhouse gas emissions. BECC researchers Åsa Kasimir and Leif Klemedtsson at the University of Gothenburg are two of the authors.
Photo: Karin Hjerpe, Jordbruksverket
Photo: Karin Hjerpe, Jordbruksverket

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

Read more in the pressrelease

Read the pressrelease Dolda växthusutsläpp synliggörs i ny jordbruksverksrapport (link to University of Gothenburg)

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