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Wetland restoration for the future

Objective

Wetlands cover 5-8% of the world’s land area and have a huge capacity to sequester carbon (C). Healthy wetlands accumulate C effectively due to water-logged conditions promoting highly stable C content. The EU aims to cut GHG emissions by at least 55% by 2030.This ambition requires new GHG mitigation measures within all sectors including LULUCF sector, where wetlands as C rich ecosystem can contribute to efficiently to both EU's climate targets and biodiversity strategy. Currently there is still a high uncertainty prevails of wetlands’ spatial and C sink extent, as well as source estimates and sustainable alternatives in restoration. This hinders the efficient use of wetlands in C mitigation and adaptation in the context of other LULUCF mitigation options. We will advance the state-of-the-art on the geospatial knowledge base on wetlands and their use and degradation in Europe. We will apply a co-creation approach to develop procedural knowledge and find ways for integrating multiple targets, supporting more inclusive, community-based approaches to wetland restoration. Diverse novel experimental data on ecosystems’ responses to wetlands’ management and restoration regimes under different types of land-use and will be acquired and synthesised on biodiversity and other ecosystem services (BES). At the local level, Living Labs (LL) support and integrate interdisciplinary and multi-actor research on ecological, environmental, economic, and social issues. Models will be utilised to scale up experimental data from LLs, to gain an understanding of the potential impacts of upscaled wetland restoration options on BES provision, as well as changes in BES provision at the EU level for various policy-relevant time periods and the most policy-relevant CC mitigation and BD targets. We will assess the societal impacts of wetland restoration, especially on BES benefits and costs of different restoration approaches and wellbeing impacts at local, national, and EU levels.

Coordinator

LUONNONVARAKESKUS
Net EU contribution
€ 1 976 398,00
Address
Latokartanonkaari 9
00790 Helsinki
Finland

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,75

Participants (14)

MICHAEL SUCCOW STIFTUNG ZUM SCHUTZDER NATUR
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 942 500,00
Address
Ellernholzstrasse 1/3
17489 Greifswald

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Region
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Vorpommern-Greifswald
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 406 436,00
Address
Universitetsvagen 10
10691 Stockholm

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Region
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,25
TARTU ULIKOOL
Estonia
Net EU contribution
€ 629 036,00
Address
Ulikooli 18
51005 Tartu

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Region
Eesti Eesti Lõuna-Eesti
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,25
INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMANALYSE
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 584 062,00
Address
Schlossplatz 1
2361 Laxenburg

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Region
Niederösterreich Wiener Umland/Südteil
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,50
EUROPEAN WILDERNESS SOCIETY, VEREINZUM SCHUTZ DER EUROPAISCHEN WILDNIS
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 464 470,00
Address
Dechant Franz Fuchs Strasse 5
5580 Tamsweg

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Region
Westösterreich Salzburg Lungau
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EIGEN VERMOGEN VAN HET INSTITUUT VOOR NATUUR- EN BOSONDERZOEK
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 547 546,00
Address
Havenlaan 88 Bus 73
1000 Brussel

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,25
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

EUROPEAN CHAPTER OF THE SOCIETY FOR ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION SER INTERNATIONAL
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 55 600,00
Address
Rue De La Clinique 25
1070 Anderlecht

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
LATVIJAS VALSTS MEZZINATNES INSTITUTS SILAVA
Latvia
Net EU contribution
€ 429 831,00
Address
Rigas Iela 111
2169 Salaspils

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Region
Latvija Latvija Pierīga
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,25
ILMATIETEEN LAITOS
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 470 875,00
Address
Erik Palmenin Aukio 1
00560 Helsinki

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION ECOLOGICA Y APLICACIONES FORESTALES
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 368 500,00
Address
Universitat Autonoma De Barcelona Edifici C
08193 Bellaterra

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 439 827,00
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,50
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 304 353,00
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,75
WETLANDS INTERNATIONAL - EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 99 985,00
Address
Horapark 9
6717 LZ Ede

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
Net EU contribution
€ 247 696,00
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,25