"4 per 1000" Initiative Day, Bonn, Germany - Nov 16, 2017

On the occasion of the UNFCCC COP 23 (6-17 November 2017) organized in Bonn, the "4 per 1000 Initiative: Soils for Food Security and Climate" organized, with the support of the German Food and Agriculture Ministry (BMEL) and the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE), the "4 by 1000 Initiative Day" on 16 November 2017.

This day was organized in two main parts:

The morning started with an introductory section bringing together personalities on a particular theme followed by the 2nd Forum of Partners with plenary sessions and working groups and the afternoon was  dedicated to the 3rd meeting of the Consortium. 

Save the date: 2nd 4/1000 Iniative Day - December 13, 2018, Katowice (Poland)

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2nd Consortium of Members, Montpellier, France - June 29-30, 2017

This meeting gathered around one hundred participants, representing members from all continents (States and public bodies, higher education and research institutes, foundations, donors, NGOs, farmer associations...). Download presentations, reports and other documents in the dedicated website.

Coming events linked to the Initiative

21st World Congress of Soil Science - Aug. 12-17, 2018 - Rio

The Congress is organised by the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS), the Latin American Soil Science Society (SLCS) and the Brazilian Soil Science Society (SBCS). The theme “Soil Science: Beyond food and fuel” is an invitation to answer questions like: How to feed a hungry planet? How to fuel an energy-hungry planet? How to quench a thirsty planet? How to clean up our polluted planet? How to reach a balance between protection of biodiversity and sustainable land management for agriculture production? These, among many other questions, are subjects related to the multiple functions of soil.

Soil organic matter management in agriculture - Assessing the potential of the 4per1000 initiative - May 29-30, 2018 - Brunswick, Germany

The conference aims at:
i) to discuss and assess efficient management options of soil carbon sequestration in different regions and at different sites for European agriculture,
ii) to identify research gaps on this topic and
iii) to determine the potential of soil carbon sequestration in European agricultural systems based on a quantitative view on agricultural carbon fluxes at field to regional scale.
One result of the conference shall be a strategy paper on research gaps in the field of agricultural soil carbon management in the light of the 4per1000 initiative.

World Sustainable Development Summit 2018 - New Delhi - 15-17 Feb. 2018

The second edition of WSDS builds on the success and legacy of the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS) which was the leading forum for discussing sustainable development issues. The DSDS held under the aegis of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change with support from the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India was an epitome of Track 2 diplomacy .

Soils 4 Climate: matching promise in agricultural soils with action - Londres - 8 février 2018

Le 8 février prochain, à l’Initiative de The Nature Conservancy (TNC) se tiendra à Chattam House, une journée de réflexion sur invitation seulement intitulée « Soils 4 Climate : matching promise in agricultural soils with action ». L’Initiative « 4 pour 1000 » fait partie du comité d’organisation de cet évènement. Plus d’informations bientôt disponibles.

Past events linked to the Initiative

One Planet Summit - Paris - 12 décembre 2017

A l’occasion du « One Planet Summit » qui s’est tenu à Paris en décembre dernier, l’Initiative « 4 pour 1000 » a organisé en collaboration avec le Comité Technique « Foncier et Développement » et avec le soutien de l’AFD et de la Banque Mondiale dans les locaux de cette dernière, la « Rencontre de haut niveau « FONCIER ET SEQUESTRATION DU CARBONE DANS LES SOLS » les 13 et 14 décembre. Le programme et les notes de cadrage des 3 tables rondes composant cette rencontre en comité restreint sont téléchargeables ici.