A side-event to the ‘Our Common Future under Climate Change’ science conference, co-convened by French research organizations, with support from CGIAR and other international organizations and scientists.
A proposal, made by the French authorities ahead of COP21, to store annually four per mil of the soil organic carbon stock to offset current anthropogenic CO2 emissions is confronted to state-of-the art scientific understanding.
A proposed international research program would bridge these axes with contributions from a number of disciplines (soil science, carbon and nutrient cycling, agronomy, livestock, forestry, remote sensing, socio-economics) and would support the development of programs that could be funded, at least in part, by climate funds.
Organizers : French research organizations (Cirad, Inra and Ird) with support from several international organizations (CGIAR, CCAFS, GRA, Global Soil Partnership, AGMIP, FACCE-JPI, African soil carbon network and networks supports by UNEP) and from lead scientists in this field.
- Dr. François Houllier, CEO of INRA
- Minister Stéphane Le Foll, MAAF
- Dr. Jean-François Soussana, INRA
- Prof. Rattan Lal, Ohio State U and Prof. Pete Smith, Aberdeen University
- Dr. Deborah Bossio (CGIAR) and Prof. Paul Mapfumo, University of Zimbabwe
- Prof. Mingsheng Fan, China Agricultural University, Beijing
- Dr. Martial Bernoux, IRD
- Dr. Denis Loustau, INRA
- Claudine Foucherot, CDC Climat and Jean-Luc François, AFD
- Rainer Baritz, FAO
- Dr. Henry Neufeldt, ICRAF
- Prof. Martin Scholten, WUR
- Prof Cynthia Rosenzweig
- Prof Tantely Razafimbelo, Madagascar
- Dr. Sonja Vermeulen, CCAFS-CGIAR
- Isabelle Albouy, INRA
- Michel Eddi (CEO of CIRAD)
- Jean-Paul Moatti (CEO of IRD)
- Frank Rijsberman (CEO of CGIAR)