LIFE Climat RestituO/Jura peatlands program


Conserving water and carbon in the peatlands of the Jura Mountains - A European programme to limit the impact of degraded peatlands on climate change ; Mission: to rehabilitate 70 peatlands and limit the impact of their degradation on climate change ; Duration: 7 years (from September 2022 to August 2029) ; Total budget: €12.5 million ; Location: Jura massif of the Franche-Comté region ; Coordinating beneficiary: Conservatoire d'espaces naturels de Franche-Comté ; Associated beneficiaries: EPAGE Haut-Doubs Haute-Loue, Parc naturel régional du Haut-Jura, Association des amis de la Réserve naturelle du lac de Remoray and EPAGE Doubs Dessoubre ; Financial partners: European Union, Rhône Méditerranée Corse Water Agency, Ministry of Ecological Transition, ADEME Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Region, Doubs and Jura Departments.


7 years to continue repairing the peatlands - Building on the experience gained during the LIFE Jura peatlands program, which ran from 2014 to 2021, the new LIFE Climat programme for peatlands in the Jura, which will run for seven years, is even more ambitious. It mobilises significant resources to reduce greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the degradation of the peatlands in the Jura region.

Project Aims

70 peatlands to be rehabilitated ; 500 ha and 60 municipalities concerned ; 27 ha of former extraction areas to be regenerated ; 18 km of watercourses to be restored ; 36 km of drainage ditches to be neutralized ;


Project Name: LIFE Climat RestituO/Jura peatlands program

Organisation / Lead partner: Conservatoire d'espaces naturels de Franche-Comté

Location: 7 rue Voirin - 25000 Besançon

Approximate area covered: 500 ha

Conservation Status: Nature Reserve (NR), RAMSAR site, Natura 2000

Predominately: Upland

Project Type: Restoration

Year Project Began: 2022

Project End Date: 2029

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