The European programme LIFE Climate Jura peatlands
The general objective of the LIFE Climate Jura peatlands programme is to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions resulting from the degradation of the peatlands in the Jura region of France.
The peatlands of this massif have undergone a large number of disturbances (drainage, peat extraction, etc.) which have ultimately led to a lowering of their water table. Instead of being sinks, these ecosystems have become sources of carbon, thus contributing to climate change.
To achieve this objective of reducing GHGs, a consortium of 5 organisations has been formed to carry out operations to restore functional hydrology on 70 degraded sites located in the Doubs and Jura departments (neutralisation of drainage ditches, revitalisation of former extraction pits, restoration of watercourses, etc.).
Name: LIFE Climate Jura peatlands
Other name: LIFE « Rehabilitation of ecosystem services of Jura peatlands in the face of climate change
Code name: LIFE21-CCM-FR-074238 – LIFE RestituO
Duration: 7 years (from September 2022 to August 2029)
Total budget: €12.5 million
Location: Jura massif of the Franche-Comté region
Interventions: on 70 peatlands
Coordinating beneficiary: Conservatoire d’espaces naturels de Franche-Comté
Associated beneficiaries: EPAGE Haut-Doubs Haute-Loue, Parc naturel régional du Haut-Jura, EPAGE Doubs Dessoubre and Association des amis de la Réserve naturelle du lac de Remoray
Financial partners: European Union, Rhône Méditerranée Corse Water Agency, Ministry of Ecological Transition, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Region, ADEME Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Doubs and Jura Departments
The European Commission’s financial instrument for co-financing innovative environment and climate projects in the European Union. Climate actions target climate change mitigation and adaptation.
For more information, please visit: https://cinea.ec.europa.eu/programmes/life_en