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Námsstefna um endurheimt votlendis: Wetland restoration for biodiversity and climate.

16.06.2022 @ 09:30 - 16:30


Allir velkomnir á meðan húsrúm leyfir. Vinsamlega skráið ykkur á netfangið fuglavernd@fuglavernd.is fyrir kl.13 miðvikudag 15. júní.


Wetlands restoration for biodiversity and climate
16th June 2022, Hverfisgötu 105-  101 Reykjavík


09:30 – 09:45 Welcome talk by Björn Helgi Barkarson, head of the Office of Sustainability, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries 

09:45 – 10:15 Peatlands in Europe – current condition & challenges. Franziska Tanneberger, University of Greifswald (remote)

10:15 – 11:00 The Icelandic experience of peatlands’ re-wetting for the sake of climate and biodiversity. Sunna Áskelsdóttir, Soil Conservation Service of Iceland (SCSI)

11:00 – 11:45 An overview of peatlands re-wetting activities in Poland. Paweł Pawłaczyk, Klub Przyrodników

11:45 – 12:00 Coffee break

12:00 – 12:45 Peatlands’ re-wetting in Belarus: a manager’s perspective. Irina Kashpei, APB – BirdLife Belarus/ „Wild Nature”/ Frankfurt Zoological Society (ZGF) (remote)

12:45 – 13:15 A carbon offset deal on peatlands’ re-wetting in the East of Poland. How the biodiversity-oriented project led to commodification of the climate-favourable side-effect. Sviataslau Valasiuk, The Polish Society for the Protection of Birds (OTOP)

13:15 – 13:45 Rationale for development, and draft structure of the binational Concise Hands-On Manual on re-wetting. Paweł Pawłaczyk, Klub Przyrodników.

13:45– 15:00 Lunch at Hlemmur Mathöll 

15:00 – 15:45 Discussion on the Concise Hands-On Manual that is to be created by the project on the grounds of best practice of peatlands re-wetting combining reduction of greenhouse gases’ emissions and favourable biodiversity effect.

15:45 – 16:00 Summary of the event. Zbigniew Karpowicz, The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB).

16:00 – 16:15 Closing of the Conference. Hólmfríður Arnardóttir, CEO of Fuglavernd – BirdLife Iceland


09:30 - 16:30
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Hverfisgata 105
Reykjavík, 101 Iceland
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