The role of soils in climate change mitigation
Soils help to combat and adapt to climate change by playing a key role in the carbon cyclePDF
This publication shows that when managed sustainably, soils can play an important role in climate change mitigation by storing carbon (carbon sequestration) and decreasing greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere. By restoring degraded soils and adopting soil conservation practices, there is...
Soils' potential to contribute to offset international aviation emissionsPDF
A short publication detailing how soils interact strongly with atmospheric composition, climate, and land cover change. It shows how sustainable soil management practices can effectively store more carbon in the soil over the long term, thus improving food production and livelihoods and they can...
Soils help to combat and adapt to climate changePDF
This infographic explains how soils help to combat climate change by playing a key role in the carbon cycle. Healthy soils provide the largest store of terrestrial carbon. When managed sustainably, soils can play an important role in climate change mitigation by storing carbon (carbon...
Soils: key to unlocking the potential of mitigating and adapting to climate changePDF
Infographic showing sustainable soil management practices versus unsustainable soil management practices.
Soil organic carbon – the hidden potentialPDF
This publication provides an overview to decision-makers and practitioners of the main scientific facts and information regarding the current knowledge and knowledge gaps on soil organic carbon. It highlights how better information and good practices may be implemented to support ending hunger,...
Global assessment of soil pollution: ReportPDF
Along with climate change, environmental pollution, and especially soil pollution, is one of the main global challenge facing humanity today. Soil pollution is one of the major threats to world’s soils and jeopardizes the provision of key soil ecosystem services, including the provision of safe...
Carbone des sols en Afrique. Impacts des usages des sols et des pratiques agricolesPDF
"Les sols sont une ressource essentielle à préserver pour la production d’aliments, de fibres, de biomasse, pour la filtration de l’eau, la préservation de la biodiversité et le stockage du carbone. En tant que réservoirs de carbone, les sols sont par ailleurs appelés à jouer un rôle primordial...
Understanding countries’ status and challenges for the estimation of carbon stock changes from mineral soils in national greenhouse gas ...PDF
Despite the growing global support for capacity building to improve soil management, the estimation and reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and removals, especially from mineral soils in national GHG inventories, is still very limited. In 2021, the Institute for Global Environmental...
Global Soil Organic Carbon Sequestration Potential Map – GSOCseq v.1.1PDF
This document presents the technical details of the first ever country-driven Global Soil Organic Carbon Sequestration Potential Map (GSOCseq). This map allows for the estimation of top (0–30 cm) soil organic carbon sequestration potential in agricultural areas under a business as usual and three...
Global assessment of soil carbon in grasslandsPDF
Soils contribute to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals through carbon sequestration. By enhancing soil health and fertility, soils can play a crucial role in climate action, land degradation neutrality, and alleviating hunger. The present study provides a spatially explicit...
Studies and reports
|Kind of Activities||Understanding basic concepts|
|Collection Updated||March 2023|