Nordic-baltic peatlands sequester carbon

03 Dec 2018

An intensive restoration of the Nordic-Baltic region’s peatlands is now taking place, with more

than 20,000 hectares already restored. The initiative is part of the Nordic Council of Ministers’

commitment to “preserving peatlands for climate change regulation.” Representing Denmark,

Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, the council is working to restore the 45% of peatlands

in Nordic and Baltic countries that have been drained, and our responsible for almost 25% of

the region’s total annual CO2 emissions. Restored, these peatlands will return to being carbon

sinks, not carbon sources, helping to limit greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.