SEQUESTERING CARBON IN SOIL: ADDRESSING THE CLIMATE THREAT
On May 3-5, 2017, some 206 soil carbon experts, farmers, NGO leaders, government officials, private sector leaders, philanthropists, and advocates from thirty-four countries met to explore how to advance soil carbon sequestration (SCS) through agriculture and ecosystem restoration. Participants explored practices for building healthy soils, including critical pathways for scaling up SCS to enhance global food security, strengthen adaptation to climate impacts, and make rapid progress towards carbon removal from the atmosphere.
The conference had five simultaneous tracks as well as breakout sessions on numerous critical topics from pasture and herd management to the importance of addressing food waste and composting. This report Sequestering Carbon in Soil captures some of the highlights from our conversations along with recommendations for action.