Terres et eaux

Watch the online seminar on “RECSOIL: Recarbonization of Global Soils”!

The online seminar on “RECSOIL: Recarbonization of Global Soils” presents the RECSOIL initiative, an innovative tool designed to address the key challenges humanity faces today within an enabling framework integrated by a series of institutions and commitments related to sustainable soil management, climate change and sustainability.

The main purpose of RECSOIL is to support and improve the national and regional greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation and carbon sequestration initiatives. Furthermore, farmers that commit themselves to RECSOIL will be potential beneficiaries of financial or commercial benefits. Indeed, the implementation of proven soil organic carbon (SOC)-centred sustainable soil management practices for maintaining carbon rich soils (peatlands, black soils, permafrost, etc.) and for sequestering more carbon in soils with such potential (croplands and degraded soils) would address the challenge of compensating global GHG emissions. SOC-centred sustainable soil management practices not only mitigate GHGs emissions, but also provide multiple benefits such as enhancing food security and farm income, reducing poverty and malnutrition, providing essential ecosystem services (climate and hydrological regulation, biodiversity maintenance, and nutrient cycling, among others), contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and building resilience to extreme climatic events.

Watch the seminar “RECSOIL: Recarbonization of Global Soils”