Low Carbon land use practices connect Europe

Wet agriculture on peatland in the Netherlands.

One third of CO2 emissions worldwide are caused by agriculture, which when put into perspective is greater than all land, air, and sea transport combined. Therefore reducing agriculture’s carbon footprint is essential to countering climate change. New land use practices such as rewetting drained peatland at specific sites across Europe will transform high emitting lands into net carbon sequesters. When scaled up, this practice can bring European countries closer to fulfilling their established targets within the Paris Climate Agreement.

To reach this condition, new economically attractive low carbon business models are needed to induce wet farming practices. This includes produced bio-based building material, food, energy, using carbon and blue credit schemes.


Bax & Company is working on a project that will be comprised of test sites on different peatland types across North West Europe, where best practices in rewetting land management will be identified. These lessons will then be shared directly by, and to land users in farmer2farmer workshops. The aim is to scale up the wet agricultural practices and to provide support to those who implement the management actions.

Bax & Company is growing into this important field and is currently seeking partners for this collaborative project. Please get in touch with us if you are interested in discussing opportunities for collaboration.


Correspondingly, if any assistance or further collaboration is required on existing projects, we are more than willing to cooperate.

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