Great interest in learning more about soil as a carbon sink

There were a huge interest in joining our seminar about the current state of knowledge on soil as a carbon sink. But we want to provide those who missed it, and those who wants to refresh the memory, the presentations from our speakers.


November 26th we met to have an overview of the state of Nordic knowledge on soil as a carbon sink. There are good conditions for Nordic cooperation due to the countries’ similar soil types, climate and policies.

But where are we at? Is there a common Nordic base in terms of knowledge? These were our speakers:

Prof emeritus Johan Bouma, board member in the European Commission’s mission in the area of Soil health and food: “Exploring the exciting potential of  the Nordic countries to capture soil carbon following climate change”


Prof Katarina Hedlund, Lund University: “How to turn agriculture soils into carbon sinks”


Prof Raisa Makipää, LUKE: “Forest soils and their carbon sequestration potential”

BioEquality project will change the Nordic bioeconomy

Our new BioEquality project started stage one of the work for a gender balanced, digitalised bioeconomy in the Nordic region October 12.


Venus symbol. Illustration.Based on the discussions during the project’s start-up meeting on September 24 the definition of the aim of the network was specified:

  1. The project is aimed at students at university level (bachelor, master and doctoral level).
  2. The the project is aimed at educations connecting forestry and agriculture.
  3. The project focuses on the intersection between gender equality, bioeconomy and digitalisation and
    shall provide a basis for students and program managers that can be used to relate to the gender issue in connection with the digitalisation of the bioeconomy.

Work package 1

Work package 1 was presented to the participants. It consists of a literature study and the job will be conducted by two coworkers at Analysys Mason in cooperation with Nordic Forest Research (SNS). The focus areas digitalisation, bioeconomy and gender will be studied in pairs. 

In December the network will have a say on the result before the work finished and the result is presented.

The work goes on

Work package 2 consists of norm-critical dialogues about the role of digitalisation for gender equality. Work package 3 consists of three forums for academia and business where they will discuss how the education of young academics can integrate the gender perspective with digitalisation of bioeconomy.

The project is expected to provide a deeper understanding of how the gender equality perspective can be integrated among both academia and business, as well as giving us a method manual for a more equal everyday life for the future employees in the bioeconomy.

Read more about the BioEquality project

Nordic Council of Ministers. Logotype.