The Network’s scope includes:

  • Estimating potential soil carbon sequestration across spatial and temporal scales, and developing reliable and low-cost monitoring and verification methods
  • Understanding trade-offs and synergies with non-CO2 GHG emissions, as well as costs and barriers to adoption
  • Understanding the co-benefits of soil carbon sequestration for soil health and agricultural production
  • Producing best practice guidance on monitoring soil organic carbon (SOC) stocks over space and time.

Activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Methods for estimating changes in soil carbon stocks, including monitoring, reporting and verification issues
  • Assessment across agricultural systems of changes in the soil carbon baseline
  • Generic methods for assessing soil carbon sequestration potential for contrasted agricultural practices
  • Assessment of co-benefits for yields, water cycling and climate change adaptation of soil restoration and assessment of impacts on non-CO2 GHG emissions.

Collaborative Partners

The Network has a number of collaborative partners and projects underway with international organisations, including:

 

Network Coordinators

Denis Angers, Scientist in Soil Management and Conservation

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Canada

Denis.Angers@AGR.GC.CA

Claire Chenu

INRA

France

claire.chenu@inra.fr