4 per 1000 events
Second "4 per 1000" Initiative Day - December 13, 2018, Katowice, Poland
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"4 per 1000" Initiative Day, Nov 16, 2017, Bonn, Germany
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.
2nd Consortium of Members - June 29-30, 2017, Montpellier, France
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.
Upcoming events linked to the Initiative
Tropentag - Ghent, Sep. 17-19 2018, Belgium
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.
Conference website: http://www.tropentag.de/conference/general.php
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.
Conference website: https://globalclimateactionsummit.org/
21st World Congress of Soil Science - Aug. 12-17, 2018, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
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.
Conference website : https://www.21wcss.org/
Past eventslinked to the initiative
Soil organic matter management in agriculture - Assessing the potential of the 4per1000 initiative - May 29-30, 2018, Braunschweig, Germany
This conference was organized by the Thünen Institute of Climate-Smart Agriculture, a research institution part of the German Ministry of Food and Agriculture.
Conference website : http://www.som-management.org/about/
East Africa soil carbon workshoP Science to Inform Policy - Nairobi - 17-18 April, 2018
On 17 and 18 April 2018, a group of experts from Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda as well as from international institutions working in East Africa including CIAT, ICRAF, CIMMYT, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Wageningen University and CIFOR came together in Nairobi for a regional workshop on Soil Carbon with the subtitle “Science to Inform Policy”. The East Africa Soil Carbon workshop was hosted at CIAT and financially supported through AgriFoSe 2030 programme . Under the theme “Policies and actions”, the 4 per 1000 initiative was presented and acknowledged for its global impact. The soon to be launched collaborative platform of the initiative was recognized as an important channel to catalyse actions on the ground to improve the soil organic carbon state of Africa’s. Representing the 4 per 1000 Executive Secretariat were Cristina Arias-Navarro (INRA, CIRCASA project) and Viridiana Alcántara Cervantes (Federal Office for Agriculture and Food, Germany).
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 .
Conference website: http://wsds.teriin.org/index.php
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.
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.
Site de la conférence: https://www.oneplanetsummit.fr/fr/?id_gis=26
International Soils day - Dec, 5, 2017
- See the video realized by Regeneration International for the 2nd anniversary of the 4 per 1000 Initiative: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2t83tjQT9Vk
- FAO launches the World's most comprehensive map showing the amount of carbon stocks in the soils
- Soil Farmer of the Year competition launches today: http://farmcarbontoolkit.org.uk/news/soil-farmer-year-competition-launches-today
- Monday, December 4, 2017, Secretary Ross, Acting NRCS State Conservationists and NGO partners unveiled a soils education display in front of the California Governor’s office. See video here: https://plantingseedsblog.cdfa.ca.gov/wordpress/?p=14283
World Future Council awards to the "4 per 1000 Initiative" the international prize for best policies to combat desertification, Sep.12, 2017, Ordos, China
The Future Policy Award (FPA) ceremony was held at the thirteenth session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNCCD in Ordos, Inner Mongolia (China). The international “Oscar for best policies” honours laws and practices that successfully combat desertification and land degradation. The FPA is awarded by the World Future Council (WFC) in cooperation with the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). Among the laureates are the Ethiopian Tigray region, Brazil, China and the “4 per 1000 Initiative”.