Carbon market incentives to conserve, restore and enhance soil carbon

This report focuses on carbon finance opportunities for enhancing soil organic carbon stocks across the globe and moving towards low-carbon, sustainable, agriculture practices which deliver both on food security and the global warming trajectory of no more than 1.5°C. More precisely, the study was done to assess the state of and prospects of carbon finance for soil carbon project development and its ability to make a meaningful contribution to climate change mitigation.

Global Sequestration Potential of Increased Organic Carbon in Cropland Soils

Globally, croplands could sequester as much as 53% of the target of the “4 Pour 1000 Initiative: Soils for Food Security and Climate” and make a significant contribution to reach the 2°C target of the Paris Climate Agreement while improving soil health and food production at the same time.