scenario nature landscape
Peat recovery and maximum biodiversity are central to this scenario. We save rainwater until the ground level is wetland. Through natural hydrosere will gradually emerge living peat. Living peat is naturally part of the peat landscape, but has almost completely disappeared from the Groene Hart due to extraction and reclamation. Peat formation captures CO2 and will convert soil subsidence into soil increases. Moreover, it retains a lot of water, which means that both water shortages and large peak discharges will belong to the past. Such an integral transformation requires huge investments and will generate a lot of social resistance. On the other hand, a unique “climate park” can be developed that contributes to the business climate of the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area.