Water and Climate Pavilion
Integrated land and water solutions for agricultural climate change mitigation
Although carbon cycle stability is crucial for soil fertility and biodiversity, between 20-60% of carbon stocks historically stored in soil organic matter as active components have been lost since soil cultivation began – mainly due to changes in land use and land management. With over 40% of the Earth’s surface degraded, impacting over 3.2 billion people (IPBES 2018), continuing with business-as-usual is not an option.
This session will bring together multiple stakeholders to strategize integrated land and water solutions for climate change mitigation. They will address key questions, including:
- What can we do to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for food/water systems?
- What can we do to increase sequestration?
- How will these interventions be implemented and what is needed to drive them to scale?
- Who will pay for the interventions?