Soil as a carbon sink

The Nordic Council of Ministers has commissioned the Nordic Committee for Agriculture and Food Research (NKJ) to look more closely at how soil can be used as a carbon sink for the sake of the climate.

The mission is to…

  • develop knowledge about, and identification of, measures that can contribute to increased carbon storage in agricultural land
  • develop knowledge of methods for modeling and emission calculations, including calibration and validation, and development of databases for models that can visualize carbon dioxide uptake and emissions in Nordic agricultural land.

The purpose is to provide a clear picture of the subject carbon in soil in the Nordic countries, and our work have resulted in a number of recommendations as a basis for discussions on potential future investments in carbon in soil.

Policy brief, June 2021


During 2020-2021 SNS and NKJ arranged four seminar on four different aspects of soil as a carbon sink. Recorded seminars, see them now

Outcomes from the seminars, see the videos


Below you can download the report and the popular science brochure that NKJ and SNS have produced together.