Climate smart northern agriculture (Climsage)

In conjunction with the Paris climate conference in December 2015, the French government proposed to increase the soil carbon stock on agricultural land globally by 0.4% per year, which would halt the current growth of the atmospheric CO2 concentration.

This Grand Challenge project will investigate how to achieve this, by understanding and maximising the transfer of carbon to long-term storage through the soil microbial carbon pump, for example by increasing the vegetated period, and use of deep-rooted plants and organic amendments.

Number of participating PI’s at start: 20

Partner organisations: University of Eastern Finland, Natural Resources Institute Finland, Finnish Meteorological Institute