Soil carbon can help combat climate change.

Soils around the world hold more than two trillion tonnes (2,000,000,000,000) of organic carbon. That's around 3 times as much as the atmosphere.

Due to modern agriculture, soils have lost 116 billion tons of that organic carbon, roughly one quarter of all carbon emitted by humans since the Industrial Revolution.

Of course, these emissions contribute to global warming, but the loss of soil organic carbon also makes fertile soils less productive.

The good news is that a relatively small increase in topsoil organic carbon stocks would significantly reduce CO2 concentration in the atmosphere. This would help to stabilise the climate and ensure food security.

Main benefit 1:

Soil use and management influence climate change by altering emissions of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. Regenerative land management can reduce these emissions and remove CO2 from the atmosphere by storing it in the soil.

Main benefit 2:

A world food crisis looms if greenhouse gas emissions go unchecked. The impacts of climate change on arable land will drive food prices up and cause widespread food instability. But there are solutions, including increasing soil organic carbon stocks through sustainable and regenerative land management.

Main benefit 3:

Regenerative land use and management practices have additional benefits beyond increasing soil organic carbon. These include reducing the sedimentation of waterways and reservoirs, facilitating the biodegradation of pollutants, and improving the quality of groundwater, rivers, and oceans.

Seqana is an EU-funded, earth observation and ML enabled, SaaS company that is developing credible and cost-efficient soil carbon monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV) tools for regenerative agriculture. We enable change-makers to combat the effects of climate change by introducing transparent, replicable, and scalable MRV into this nascent market.
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