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The Potential of Carbon Sequestration in the Soil

Schwarzer, S. (2019). The Potential of Carbon Sequestration in the Soil. United Nations Environment Programme (Foresight Brief, 13). Available online at https://wedocs.unep.org/bitstream/20.500.11822/28453/1/Foresight013.pdf

"Soil’s contribution to climate change, through the oxidation of soil carbon, is important. However, soils – and thus agriculture - can play a major role in mitigating climate change. Through multiple agricultural practices, we could help store vast amounts of atmospheric carbon in the soil, while at the same time regenerating soil fertility, plant health and whole ecosystems. This is a no regret option that offers multiple benefits and deserves high-level visibility."