This technical document focuses on the link between environmental change and carbon. When contained in greenhouse gases, carbon is a part of the problem. But in its organic form in the soil, carbon represents a major part of the solution. Increasing soil carbon builds a reservoir and helps to offset greenhouse gas emissions. It also contributes to the fertility of the soil, the foundation for all land-based  natural and agricultural ecosystems.

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Organization: UNCCD

Topics: Agriculture and Food, Land Use Management, COP23 List of UN Publications

Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document

Publication date: 2015

Language: English, French, Spanish