"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. 

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

Download presentations, reports and other documents in the dedicated website.

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

Tropentag - Ghent - Sep. 17-19 2018

The Tropentag is a development-oriented and interdisciplinary conference. It addresses issues of resource management, environment, agriculture, forestry, fisheries, food, nutrition and related sciences in the context of rural development, sustainable resource use and poverty alleviation worldwide. Deadline for abstracts submission is April 15, 2018.

Global Climate Action Summit - September 12-14, 2018 San Francisco, CA

The 2018 Summit will bring together leaders from state, tribal, and local governments, business, and citizens from around the world, to demonstrate how the tide has turned in the race against climate change, showcase climate action taking place around the world, and inspire deeper commitments from each other and from national governments—in support of the Paris Agreement.

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 - Braunschweig, Germany

This conference is organized by the Thünen Institute of Climate-Smart Agriculture, a research institution part of the German Ministry of Food and Agriculture. Registration and abstract submission has been extended until 15 April 2018. 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.

Past events linked to the 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 & Climate: matching promise in agricultural soils with action - Londres - 8 février 2018

A l’Initiative de The Nature Conservancy (TNC) s'est tenue à Chattam House, une journée de réflexion intitulée «Soils & climate: from hidden depths to centre stage? ». L’Initiative « 4 pour 1000 » faisait partie du comité d’organisation de cet évènement. 

Soils & climate: from hidden depths to centre stage? Hoffmann Centre for Sustainable Resource Economy - March 2018

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.