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European Climate Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency


Bog in Southern Finland

The main objective of the LIFEPeatLandUse project was to quantify and evaluate ecosystem services in order to assist land-use planners and policymakers in making ecologically, economically and socio-culturally sustainable land-use decisions. The aim was to develop and demonstrate a decision-support system, where ecological and economic data is aggregated to numerically optimise cost-efficient land-use options for the reuse of low-productive drained peatlands in Finland, so that benefits from ecosystem services are safeguarded. The decision-support system should provide an innovative, quantitative approach to increase the sustainability of peatland and reduce conflicts concerning its use.