We would like to invite you to the first seminar in the Nordic Seminar Series on Soil as a Carbon Sink.
Soil as a Carbon Sink
Seminar 1: The Current State of Knowledge
When: 26th of November, 10.00-12.00 CET
To solve any technical problems, please log in to the seminar no later than 09.50
Where: Online via Zoom
You will be provided with a link to the seminar on Monday 23rd of November
“Globally, soil contains about three times as much organic carbon as plants and twice as much as the atmosphere” 
Increasing carbon storage in soil is proposed to be one of the most cost-effective climate measures, a measure that also has a positive impact on aspects such as biodiversity and soil fertility. The topic has gained the decision-makers’ interest and sits high on the political agenda in the Nordics. However, using soil as a carbon sink is a complex matter. Knowledge is developing at a fast pace, but several questions remain to be answered. The topic is also associated with challenges both in terms of policy development and implementation of identified methods and solutions.
The Nordic countries’ similar soil types and climate, as well as related goal formulations in terms of climate policy, do create promising conditions for increased Nordic co-operation on carbon storage in soil.
- Welcome and introduction
- Exploring the exciting potential of the Nordic countries to capture soil carbon following climate change – Prof emeritus Johan Bouma, board member in the European Commission’s mission in the area of Soil health and food
- How to turn agriculture soils into carbon sinks – Prof Katarina Hedlund, Lund University
- Forest soils and their carbon sequestration potential – Prof. Raisa Makipää, LUKE
- Dialogue with key note speakers
- Closing remarks
Furthermore, please feel free to invite additional contacts you may have that would be interested in attending the seminar.
This seminar is part of a series aiming to stimulate knowledge exchange between Nordic actors interested in soil as a carbon sink. The seminars are initiated and financed by Nordic Forest Research, Nordic Agri Research and the Nordic Council of Ministers’ working group for climate and air.