CIRCASA 2nd Annual meeting - March 2020, Wageningen

CIRCASA’s 2nd Annual meeting was held from the 4th March to 6th March 2020 at Wageningen. In the meeting, approximately 70 European and international experts working in the field of carbon sequestration, climate change mitigation, and adaptation gathered. This 2nd annual meeting gave the opportunity to introduce the upcoming International research consortium on carbon sequestration on agricultural soils.

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IPCC special report on Climate Change and Land: 

The special report on "desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems" of the IPCC has been released this 9th August 2019. A special acknowledgment to the four members of CIRCASA project that contribute to this hard work especially on Chapter 2 and 6!

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International Cooperation on Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Agriculture and SOC Sequestration

By Anna Kontoboytseva

A report of the Third Annual Meeting of the GRA Integrative Research Group, the first meeting of CIRCASA project participants, and the joint meeting of the two organizations that took place in Cali, Colombia in February 2018.

"Interest in the conservation and accumulation of organic carbon in agricultural soils in the context of global climate change and food security is growing both among the international scientific community and among policy makers, government officials, non-profit organizations, agricultural specialists, and other stakeholders around the world. This interest is manifested in an increase in the annual number of international and interdisciplinary research publications on the topic of sequestration of organic carbon in soils as well as in the growing number of thematic events and publications on this topic in the media."

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CIRCASA 1st Annual meeting


Held on 06-08 February 2019 at CIAT, Cali, the CIRCASA first annual meeting was an excellent opportunity for all partners to take stock of the results of the first year of international collaboration. Here are some highlights:
  • WP1 develops a scientific research agenda based on 14 challenges for XXIst century research on soil carbon sequestration (SCS)

  • WP2 has engaged an extensive stakeholder dialog on 5 continents to understand demands for new knowledge

  • WP3 starts developing a strategic agenda to engage research agencies and funders
  • WP4 has launched an online platform for collaboration across international scientists and stakeholders

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CIRCASA at the COP24

CIRCASA was present at the 24th Conference of Parties held in Katowice, Poland in December 2018. The CIRCASA project was presented during events on the  Pacific and Koronivia Pavilion on an international large scope event and to discuss how to meet Paris climate pledges. 

This was an important event for soil carbon sequestration, due to the raising topic at the core of climate issue with the Koronivia program valorizing the place of agriculture in such topic. 
Read our review about the COP24 and the role played by CIRCASA 


"The business case for investing in soil health" a WBCSD report (Nov 2018)


The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) launched in 2018, December 5th a new report highlighting the business case for investing in soil health. More than thirty authors from research institutes, universities, non-governmental, governmental and international organizations as well as different players across the agri-food value chain contributed to this report.

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Collective scientific submission on the Koronivia process

In addition to the two side events presenting CIRCASA at COP24, the collective scientific submission on the Koronivia process has been presented by Claire Weill (INRA) at the first workshop of the Koronivia Joint Programme on agriculture (KJWA) on 3rd December in Katowice. This submission has been signed by 9 CIRCASA partners: CIRAD, EMBRAPA, FACCE-JPI, IIASA, INRA, IRD, ISRIC - World Soil Information, JRC, and WLE.
In this still highly political process, this was the unique but collective voice of scientific institutions and programmes.

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