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"Peatlands, grasslands, soils and agroforestry systems are natural carbon sinks. The way agricultural land is used influences its capacity for carbon storage."

– by Corinna Friedrich Project Leader


Landcare Europe Captures Carbon

Supporting Natural Climate Protection in Agricultural Landscapes

'This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI) of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK).’

November 2023 - March 2026

The Partners

  • Deutscher Verband für Landschaftspflege (DVL) e.V. (Germany)
  • Baltic Environmental Forum (Lithuania)
  • Agri-Cultura-Natura Transylvaniae Association (Romania)
  • Czech Society for Ornithology (Czech Republic)
  • Brodsko ekološko društvo-BED (Croatia)

Our Objective

The project supports natural climate protection by demonstrating how we can farm agricultural landscapes to improve their carbon storage capacity while being ecologically and economically sustainable.


Our Activities

  • Collecting best-practice examples in Europe
  • Hosting 4 European Workshops & Field visits
  • Holding 4 local framers-to-farmers trainings
  • Formulating policy recommendations on EU and national levels
  • Writing a manual with key success factors for implementation
  • Creating videos on landcare activities in natural climate protection
  • Organizing a multiplier conference for decision makers