CANAPE/C-Connects Joint Conference

Event duration: 3 days
Venue: Leuwaarden, Netherlands

 

 

13 - 15 October 2021. Sustainable Peatlands: A Win For All.

This 3-day conference brings together European stakeholders, managers and policy makers to discuss their visions on restoring and protecting peatlands. The event focuses on innovative techniques, business models and policy options developed over 4 years of work by the Interreg projects CANAPE and Carbon Connects.

 Day 1 13/10/2021 9.30 - 17.30 CET

  • Ecosystem restoration - protecting today’s environment
  • Utilising rewetted and restored Peatlands

Day 2 14/10/2021 9.30 - 16.30 CET

  • Business models - creating business opportunities
  • Policy for a better future

Day 3 15/10/2021 TBC

  • Field Trip!

For a more detailed agenda, please follow this link. (opens in new window). 

During this symposium we invite stakeholders from various backgrounds and expertise to share their knowledge and insights through parallel working sessions to give participants the chance to follow and join interactive expert discussions on topics of their interest.

We are excited to offer this symposium in a hybrid format; welcoming participants for the main sessions in both a virtual room and at Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences in Leeuwarden (Netherlands).

 Due to COVID-19 measures, we are bound to a maximum number of participants in the room.

Reserve your (online/in-person) seat HERE.

All information on the conference and latest updates can be found on the conference website HERE

 I hope to see you online or at VHL in October!

 

Full Schedule 

 

CANAPE

CConnects

External

Day 1  - Wednesday October 13th. 


9.30 - 10.00

Opening: Niek de Boer - VHL Research Director

Valentina Sechi & Harry Mach - Project Leaders

10.00 - 10.30

Key Note Speaker: Hans Joosten

 

Session I Ecosystem Restoration - Protecting Today’s Environment (Challenges & Wins)

 

Lakes

Fens

Bogs

10.30 - 10.45

Spatial variation in the aquatic ecosystem of De Leijen - Jasper/Joop/Tsjippie

Restoration and rewetting activities Flemish pilot sites - Edgard Daemen (VLM)

De Nol Restoration (Frederik Naedts

10.45 - 11.00

Zuidlaardermeer Works - Emiel Galetzka

Dutch restoration efforts and experience - (RU)

Sphagnum Inoculation of UK Upland Peatlands - Kate Cartmell-Done (NP)

11.00 - 11.15

Hickling Broad Restoration - Dan Hoare

Lowland pilot sites - Gert-Jan van Duinen (RU)

Lille Vildmose Restoration - Peter Hahn

11.15 - 11.30

 

Care-Peat

Care-Peat

11.30 - 12.00

Discussion

Discussion

Discussion

12.00 - 13.00

Lunch: Poster Gallery

13.00 - 13.20

Plenary: Conclusions from the first session

13.20 - 13.50

Key Note Speaker: Dr. Mark McCorry - Bord na Mona

 

Session II (a) Utilising Rewetting Peatlands

 

Fen Farming

GHGs in Rewetted Peatlands

Sphagnum Farming

13.50 - 14.20

Typha and Sphagnum growing in Better Wetter - Ivan Mettrop

Carbon: a key to maintain livestocks in peatlands - Veronique Chauvin, Catherine Bausson (AC3A)

Barver Moor - Jens-Uwe Holthuis

14.20 - 14.50

Horsey wetland - Andrea Kelly

Monitoring activities on Flemish pilot sites - Peter Maenhout (ILVO)

Lowland sphagnum farming - Christian Fritz (RU)

14.50 - 15.00

Coffee Break

 

Session II (b) Utilising Restored Peatlands

 

Fen Farming

Biomass Valorisation

Sphagnum Farming

15.00 - 15.15

Store Vlidmose - Peter Hahn

Biomass valorisation of rewetted land - Maarten De Boever (ILVO)

Upland Peatland Restoration Challenges - Paul Leadbitter (DCC)

15.15 -15.30

 

Alternatives for potting soil based on (fossil) peat - Gert-Jan van Duinen (RU)

Irish Peatland Conservation Council (IPCC) for Spagnum Restoration Transfer Technique

15.30 - 15.45

Discussion

15.45 - 16.00

Coffee Break

16.00 - 16.20

Conclusions from each session: Presentation of the “ideal” landscape based on today’s discussions

 

Session III Quantifying Ecosystem Services in Peatlands

16.20 - 16.35

Site Emission Tool - Jasper van Belle (VHL)

16.50 - 17.05

Care Peat - French Geological Survey - Laurent André (BRGM)

17.05 - 17.20

Irish Pilot Site and Water Retention HYDRUS 1-D Modelling

17.20 - 17.30

Closing Remarks

 Day 2 - Thursday October 14th

9.30 -10.00

Key Note Speaker: Douwe Hoogland Frisian - Perspective on Rewetting Peatlands and Meadows

 

Session IV Business Models - Creating Business Opportunities

 

Marketing Products

Payments for Ecosystem Services

 

10.00 - 10.15

Products from Peatlands - Gert-Jan van Duinen (RU)

Ecosystem services business model on Irish peatlands - Patrick Crushell

 

10.15 - 10.30

Charcoal from Waste wood - Andrea Kelly

Presentation of Pocket Guide

 

10.30 - 10.50

Coffee Break

10.50 - 11.05

Upland Peatland Business Models - Peter Nailon (WRT)

Restoration and Monitoring of a UK Coastal Fen - Rob Collins (RT)

 

11.05 - 11.20

Value chain of Typha for insulation - Peter v.d. Maas (VHL)

C-credit scheme in peatland - Valentina Sechi (VHL) & Niall Ó Brolcháin (NUI Galway)

 

11.20 - 11.45

Discussion

Discussion

 

12.00 - 13.00

Lunch: Poster Gallery

13.00 - 13.20

Plenary: Conclusions from the session

 

Session V Policy for a Better Future

13.20 - 13.35

Design for a Transformation Process in the Context of Climate Policy - Dr. Laura Herzog

13.35 - 13.50

EU Policy on Carbon Farming - Niall O Brolcháin (NUIG)

13.50 - 14.05

Peatlands Across Europe: Policy Recommendations - Cisca Devereux (BaxCo)

14.05 - 14.30

Plenary Discussion: Future of Carbon Farming - Jasper Van Belle (VHL)

14.30 - 15.00

Coffee Break

 

Session VI What’s Next? Future Project Development

15.00 - 15.30

Workshop and Matchmaking: Ideas for Future Collaborations - Cisca Devereux (BaxCo)

15.30 - 16.00

EU Interreg Policy - Dr. Marta Jacuniak-Suda

16.00 - 16.30

Closing Plenary: Summary of the day’s presentations, looking forward & Conference Statement on Future Peatland Policy