Modelling grassland ecosystems under climate change: An introduction to the Global Research Alliance and the AgMIP program
Side event of the 22nd International Grassland Congress, Sydney (September 17, 2013, 12:00 – 14:00)
This event will promote the Global Research Alliance and the modelling project underway in the Soil Carbon and Nitrogen Cross-Cutting Group in collaboration with the AgMIP program.
Please pass the modelling grassland ecosystems flyer [PDF] to colleagues that you know to be attending the Grasslands Congress.
Large swathes of the world’s grasslands are moderately to severely degraded — restoring them to a healthy state could remove gigatonnes of carbon from the atmosphere and improve resilience to climate change.
The new methodology has been developed by FAO in collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science, the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the World Agroforestry Centre. The collaboration has identified a more reliable and affordable way to measure how much carbon is being trapped in agricultural mitigation projects. Read the article