Article “Technology for peatland management – be sure not to sink in” of the farmers’ newspaper Bauernzeitung (

Article “Biotope and CO2 storage: Why peatlands are so important for the climate”. the daily news program Tagesschau on 09 November 2022

Article “The World’s Peatlands Are Climate Bombs Waiting to Detonate”. of the New York Times dated 05 November 2022

Uckermark TV reports on the Information Day in Hohengüstow and Lützlow. Christina Grätz, Managing Director of Arge Klimamoor, talks in an Interview about the importance of farmers’ contributions and new management options for peatlands. (Uckermark-TV dated 24.10.2022)

Photo: Susanne Engels

Arge Managing Director Christina Grätz as a guest of Frank Schröder in the studio of Antenne Brandenburg

An informative TV report by RBB Fernsehen contributes to discussions on the topic of climate peatlands in an understandable way.

Article “Let there be peatland” in the national newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung dated 13 August 2022

Article “Ecosystems: Moistening wetlands could slow down climate change” by dated 26 August 2022

Article “Towards better peatland and climate protection” in the regional newspaper Märkische Allgemeinen Zeitung dated 25 July 2022

Article “Playing along is better” in the Bauernzeitung (9th week 2022)

Audio report “How peatlands can help with the carbon footprint” on the radio channel Deutschlandfunk Kultur on 07 Februar 2022

Publication “Climate impact of peatland soils” by the LfU Brandenburg (Evironmental Agency) in January 2022

Article “Greenhouse gas” in the magazine Spiegel Nr. 2 dated 08 January 2022

Article “Compensating for environmental damage: Peatlands as major climate protectors” on dated 06 December 2021

Article “Peatland protection in Brandenburg” in the Naturmagazin – see archive edition 02/2021

Article “Environmental Award presented: Steinmeier calls for more climate protection” on the broadcasting channel (10 October 2021)

Critical reporting also has its place in our work:

Article “Reeds instead of milk: Peatland protection brings great challenges for Emster region”. in the Märkische Allgemeinen Zeitung (09 September 2021)

Report “Peatlands as CO2 reservoirs: from climate killer to bearer of hope” on (07 August 2021)

Article “Peatland CO2 sinks: Brandenburg invests millions”. on (05. August 2021)

Article “How does agriculture work in the peatlands?” in the Märkische Allgemeinen Zeitung (23 June 2021)

Article “Peatland as a climate saviour” in the newspaper Lausitzer Rundschau (14 June 2021)

Article “Peatland protection also works together with agriculture” in the Märkische Allgemeinen Zeitung (07 June 2021)

Article “Climate: Rhinluch plays a major role”. in the Märkische Oderzeitung (28. Mai 2021)

Article “Climate-friendly peatland management in Brandenburg”. of the online newspaper (19 May 2021)

Article “Peatland mower: Pistenbully PB200 with 270 hp in pastureland use”. on (20 May 2021)

Press release Nr. 231 “Project ‘Klimamoor’ starts in Potsdam”. by the city of Potsdam (28 April 2021)

Article on the future of Potsdam’s peatlands under the title “Just wet it again” by Erik Wenk in the Potsdamer Neuesten Nachrichten (29 March 2021)

This ruling of the Federal Constitutional Court dated 24 March 2021 further strengthens climate protection.

According to the following study of the European Commission, the restoration and rewetting of peatlands is a central issue in rewarding carbon farming within international and EU payment schemes.

This section provides you with regular information on event dates, press coverage and new publications.


08th March 2023: “Funding opportunities for the management of peatlands in Brandenburg, Brandenburg an der Havel” event


The Arge Klimamoor videocast
What are the next operative steps in the Arge-Klimamoor project? After more than 140 talks with farms and 10 large information events in 2022, the staff of Arge Klimamoor, with the consent of the participating land users and owners, need to investigate how much peat is still present under their land in the peatlands and how and where water flows when it is dammed. The videocasts that are created along these processes are intended to show how these investigations are implemented. In the first videocast, the introduction also includes basic information so that everyone involved is able to familiarise themselves with the project in an easily accessible way. The vidocasts are presented by Frank Schroeder, who has already produced extensive programmes on the subject of “peatlands” for rbb radio.

Event “Grass instead of gas”
The excursion to the Malchin heating plant took place on January 24th 2023. You can find a report on the event here.

The MLUK funding guideline “Climate Protection / Peatland Protection-Investive” comes into effect.

The funding guideline for climate-smart land use and development of organic soils “Climate / Peatland Protection-Investive” announced in mid-2021 has come into effect.
Funding applications have been open for submission since 23.11.2022.
Click here for the guideline, application forms, etc.

Moor event 19 October Uckermark
The event with recycling market and technical event took place in the Uckermark on 19 October. You can find the links to the presentations as well as the contact details here.

Quarks Daily podcast about peatlands
A podcast episode of Quarks Daily was published on 17 September 2022: Special: Peatland – from climate helper to climate killer?

Steffi Lemke, Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection, on the protection of peatlands:


On 29 June 2022, ANTENNE BRANDENBURG broadcasted an interesting contribution by Frank Schröder on peatlands in northern Brandenburg and on the subject of raising water levels in the peatlands of Brandenburg.


Article on the workshop “The reactivation of cane advertising on rewetted peatlands in Brandenburg” on 28 June 2022


Article on the event “A climate-friendly peatland management with special caterpillars” on 31 March 2022


Campaigners for peatland and climate protection in Brandenburg:
Prof. Dr Michael Otto on the new “toMOORow” initiative

Michael Succow: Why make “toMOORow! ” today for tomorrow

05 August 2021: Minister Vogel visits the Klimamoor project with members of the press; more information to follow

Minister Vogel with Dr Carsten Lühr from the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (Photo: Christina Grätz)
Juliane und Seastian Petri stellen ihre Moorraupe vor (Foto: Christina Grätz)
Juliane and Sebastian Petri present their peatland caterpillar (Photo: Christina Grätz)
Minister Vogel mit Pressevertretern (Foto: Christina Grätz)
Minister Vogel with press representatives (Photo: Christina Grätz)

This expert report by four leading universities in Germany lists the rewetting of peatlands and their wet use as one of the three main task areas for achieving climate neutrality in agriculture: Climate protection in Germany’s agricultural and food system: The Three Central Fields of Action on the Road to Climate Neutrality

Film of the German Association for Landscape Conservation on the Award of the German Landscape Conservation Prize 2020 to Sebastian Petri (Peatland climate warden in the Upper Rhinluch)

Specialist publication “Peatlands Climate Farmers – The Future of Agriculture in the Peatlands”. of the German Association for Landscape Conservation