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Estimation of the Contribution of Organic Soils in Latvian Agriculture

Source of funding

Interreg Europe

Scientific leader

Irina Pilvere



Project description

Project full title: Estimation of the Contribution of Organic Soils in Latvian Agriculture - Multi-factor Impact Assessment in the Proposed Efficient Land Use Solutions 

With the objective of the transition to a low carbon economy, some countries and regions in Europe are developing energy and land use policies in separate ways by different administrations. To improve the energy sector in balance with the natural resource a challenge is to work on bridging those conflicting views and policies. BIO4ECO aims to improve regional and national policy processes and policy implementation and delivery addressing the transition to a low carbon economy, in relation with renewable energy use, energy efficiency of building, and forest and agricultural biomass.

The main expected outcomes are:

  • increase the share of renewable energy in the overall energy mix;
  • take into account bioenergy and bioeconomy in all planning and decision-making;
  • lay the groundwork for future integrated strategies and programmes for regional bioeconomy and carbon neutrality.  

Project partners

  • Forest Science and Technology Centre of Catalonia (CTFC), Spain
  • Government of Catalonia - Directorate General of Forest Ecosystems and Landscape Management, Spain
  • Ministry of Agriculture Republic of Latvia, Latvia
  • Latvian Forest Owners' Association, Latvia
  • Regional Council of North Karelia, Finland
  • French Federation of forest municipalities, France
  • Slovenia Forest Service, Slovenia
  • Regional Development Agency Centru, Romania
  • Executive Forest Agency, Bulgaria
  • Abruzzo Region - Rural Development and Fisheries Policies Department, Italy
Submitted on: Wed, 12/04/2019 - 09:35