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Greifswald Mire Centre – an interface between science, policy and practice

The science-policy-practice interface for all peatland related questions – locally and globally – offering science-based solutions for social challenges

Our vision is a world in which peatlands are recognised and understood as vital and vulnerable systems, natural peatlands are conserved, degraded peatlands are restored, and any use of peatlands is sustainable.

The Greifswald Mire Centre is – as an interface between science, policy and practice – innovator and originator in solutions for peatlands, locally and worldwide. We are more than 50 peatland experts of various disciplines concentrated in one place. We offer science-based solutions for social challenges such as the climate crisis (reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from peatlands and ecosystem-based adaptation), ecosystem services (identification, quantification and monetisation), biodiversity protection (conservation and restoration of peatlands worldwide) and sustainable use of peatlands (implementation of paludiculture and innovative financing).

The contributions to OpenAccess Government are the outcome of a close cooperation between the Greifswald Mire Centre and the University of Rostock, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, both located in Northern Germany.