News related to the "4 per 1000" Initiative
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently published a special report on climate change and land
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently published a special report on climate change and land. For too long, agriculture was seen merely as a greenhouse gas (GHG) emitter, yet it has major potential to mitigate and adapt to climate change, as highlighted by the 4 per 1000 initiative. The IPCC report lists and assesses several possible solutions, in the light of various criteria. Julien Demenois, ecology researcher and 4 per 1000 correspondent at CIRAD, deciphers its contents.
Creation of the Bureau of the “4 per 1000” Initiative
At the last Consortium meeting in Katowice, it was decided to create a Bureau of the “4 per 1000” Initiative. The “purpose” of the Bureau is to provide the initiative with a support and advisory body for the work of the Presidency and the Executive Secretariat, within the framework of the operational program of the initiative between two meetings of the Consortium. It plays also a role of animation in the colleges of partners and members of the Initiative. It is composed of 13 members, among which 8 titulars and 5 alternates from the each colleges, elected for a term of 2 years (and maximum two consecutive terms). Elections took place in July 2019. The first meeting of the Bureau will be held by September....Congratulations to the members of this newly establish Bureau.
Call for Applications for partial renewal of the Scientific and Technical Committee of the “4 per 1000 Initiative: Soils for Food Security and Climate”
Following the last meeting of the Consortium of the Initiative held in Katowice (Poland) last December, the Executive Secretariat opens a call for applications for a partial renewal of the STC of the Initiative.
As it was decided by the Consortium, the first mandate of the STC members was extended from 2 to 3 years, and consequently after the next meeting of the STC in Chile next December, 3 STC members (1 was already replaced last year) will finish their mandate and three new members will be appointed by the Consortium. The 3 new members would preferably be from the same regions than the 3 outgoing members, that means Africa and Oceania
The call will be open until September 15th, 2019, and the selection process will be conducted under the supervision of the newly elected Bureau. The selected candidates will be presented to the Consortium for validation next December.
Please forward this call to all your scientific network to increase the number of candidatures, keeping in mind that the candidates are not representing their institution nor their country, but will be selected for their own merits.
4p1000 first call for formative assessment of projects
This original idea aims to bring out field projects in the spirit and framework of the objectives of the "4 per 1000" Initiative, projects to be submitted to the STC evaluation. Projects that receive a positive appraisal will be offered to major international donors who will be able to grasp them and submit them to their own selection criteria for funding. The call opens on July 15 and closes on September 15, 2019.
Paru dans la presse
« Agriculture : réconcilier les mondes pour préserver nos terres » par Didier Guillaume, Ministre de l’Agriculture et de l’Alimentation ; Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, Secrétaire exécutif du Nouveau partenariat pour le développement de l’Afrique (Nepad), Président de l’initiative « 4 pour 1000 » et Jean-Pierre Rennaud, Président du Conseil scientifique de Planet A, cofondateur de Livelihoods venture et Président du conseil d’administration de Supagro Montpellier - L’Opinion, 24 juin 2019
Réseau CaSA (Carbone des Sols pour une Agriculture Durable en Afrique)
Il est désormais possible de demander en ligne à devenir membre du réseau CaSA (Carbone des Sols pour une Agriculture Durable en Afrique) : https://www.reseau-carbone-sol-afrique.org/devenir-membre
La demande doit être accompagnée d'une lettre d'engagement signée par le responsable d'équipe (https://www.reseau-carbone-sol-afrique.org/sites/default/files/upload/Lettre_engagement_institution.pdf)
L'engagement consiste à participer aux activités, principalement via messagerie (forum), avec quelques actions concrètes. Cette année, le réseau travaille à la finalisation d'un ouvrage, à la mise en place d'un échange d'échantillons de sol inter laboratoire (en construction) et à la réalisation d'une base de données.
INRA - Étude de faisabilité de « 4 pour 1000 » en France : préserver et augmenter les stocks de carbone dans le sol
À la demande de l’Ademe et du ministère de l’Agriculture et de l’Alimentation, l’Inra a conduit une étude sur le potentiel de stockage en carbone des sols français (hors outre-mer) et a dévoilé les résultats de celle-ci le 13 juin 2019. Ces travaux se réfèrent aux termes de l’initiative 4 pour 1000, lancée lors de la COP 21 à Paris en 2015 qui consiste à accroître la teneur en carbone organique des sols mondiaux d’au moins 4‰ par an. Ce niveau de stockage équivaut aux émissions actuelles de gaz à effet de serre dans l’atmosphère, mais ne doit pas laisser penser que la réduction des émissions soit devenue facultative. Elle reste même l’objectif principal.
Conference on the "4 per 1000" at the French Embassy in Sri Lanka on May 10, 2019
Good attendance yesterday to the conference on "4 per 1000" organized by the French Embassy in Sri Lanka and the agricultural attaché of New Delhi in India (competent to Sri Lanka). Nearly 70 persons coming from various places in Sri Lanka and from administrations, NGOs as well as private business, were present. The opening speech was pronounced by Hon. P. Harrison, Minister of Agriculture, Rural Economic Affiairs, Livestock Development, Irrigation and Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development of Sri Lanka. Prof. Leelamani Jayasighe from University of Ruhuna presented the situation of Sri Lanka concerning the 4 per 1000 Initiative.
In the afternoon, together with Françoise Moreau-Lalanne, French agricultural Attaché in New Delhi compétent for Sri Lanka, Paul Luu met Ms. Hasanthi Urugodawatte Dissanayake, Director General of Ocean Affairs, Environment and Climate Change of Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She will help in order to have Sri Lanka join the 4 per 1000 Initiative.
The « 4 per 1000 » Initiative’ submissions / Koronivia process
For information, the "4 per 1000" Initiative with UNCCD, Global Soil Partnership, ITPS, Drynet, ICRAF - World Agroforestry, CGIAR - CCAFS, has submitted, as part of the Koronivia Process (KJWA), the following proposals.
Recruitment - CGIAR CCAFS
CGIAR CCAFS is now recruiting for a Low Emissions Development Researcher/Analyst (“Science Officer”) at the University of Vermont. The position will be open until filled. Please feel free to share this announcement widely.
The Researcher/Analyst position will contribute to the CCAFS’ Low Emissions Development research program (www.ccafs.cgiar.org) by leading selected research initiatives and facilitating research administration to deliver outcomes for the climate and food security in developing countries. Quantitative skills related to greenhouse gas estimation and excellent written and verbal communications skills are essential. This is an exciting opportunity especially for new PhDs or other junior scientists interested to contribute to climate change mitigation through innovation in food systems.
For inquiries please contact Lini Wollenberg (Lini.firstname.lastname@example.org).
Sustainable Land Management and Land Restoration_ elearning course now available
The course focuses on Sustainable Land Management (SLM) practices, and their place within the global development agenda, specifically in order to achieve target 15.3 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which aims “to achieve a land degradation-neutral world”. The course assists policy makers, practitioners and land users in the selection, planning, implementation and monitoring of SLM interventions, and related enabling environment.
Soil SuperHeroes Campaign!
Carbon Farming Innovation Network Participants are thrilled to announce Phase 1 of the Soil SuperHeroes Campaign! Here it is! Please take a look – and share out the content. Everyone needs a Soil Superhero!
The Soil SuperHeroes campaign mission is to change the public narrative from “soil as dirt” to soil health as essential to reverse the climate crisis. The campaign will shine the light on Soil Superheroes with the goals of:
- Making a human connection between consumers and the farmers and companies that are leading the way.
- Increasing broad knowledge about the role that soil health plays in climate solutions, healthy food, water quality, biodiversity, global food security, and farmer/rural community well-being.
- Encouraging consumers to demand food that is grown in healthy soil.
- Inspiring other farmers and companies to follow in the footsteps of Soil SuperHeroes.
- Moving soil health awareness from 14% to 70% in five years.
You can get started right away!