LIFE OrgBalt project

Demonstration of climate change mitigation potential in nutrients rich organic soils in Baltic States and Finland (LIFE OrgBalt)

LIFE18 CCM/LV/001158


Start date: 1.8.2019

End date: 31.8.2023


The primary aim of the LIFE OrgBalt project is implementation of climate-change mitigation measures in management of nutrient-rich organic soils in cool temperate moist climate region to contribute to the EU and national climate targets in post-2020 commitment period by reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from organic soils in cropland, grassland and forest land.


The following specific project objectives have been set out:


1. to improve the GHG accounting methods and activity data for nutrient-rich organic soils under conventional management conditions;

2. to identify and to demonstrate sustainable, resilient and cost-effective climate change mitigation measures applicable in nutrient-rich organic soils;

3. to provide tools and guidance for elaboration, implementation and verification of results of the climate change mitigation policies.


Project is implemented in 5 countries – Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Finland and Germany.



Latvian State Forest Research Institute "Silava" (coordinating beneficiary),

Ministry of Agriculture of Republic of Latvia,

Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry,


Tartu University,

NGO Baltic Coasts,

Latvia University of Life Science and Technologies,

Michael Succow Foundation.


Financiers: LIFE Programme of the European Union and the State Regional Development Agency of Latvia.


Contact person at the Ministry of Agriculture: 

Kristīne Sirmā

Head of Sustainable Agriculture Development Division

E-mail: kristine.sirma[at] 

Phone: +37129178894


More detailed information on LIFE OrgBalt website 


The information reflects only the LIFE OrgBalt project beneficiaries’ view and the European Commission’s Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.