Creating an impact on European and National level policy from WATERAGRI research findings is one of the project’s goals. In addition, the consortium members assess climate change adaptation potential of the diverse set of technical measures and modelling scenarios as well as their impact on ecosystem.
The results can directly link to the Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP) and provide evidence for the critical elements of a regulatory framework for certifying carbon removals in agriculture. As such, the team assessed the effects of climate change on carbon dioxide exchange of south Swedish temperate peatlands, which were either unmanaged or subject to water level regulation.
The results showed that all managed and unmanaged systems under future climate scenarios could serve as carbon dioxide sinks throughout the experimental period.