Agricultural potential in carbon sequestration

13-09-2022 - 12:17 AGRI
Green section of a grass with the soil and roots Green section of a grass with the soil and roots
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Soils are one of the four most important carbon sinks and carbon sequestration in agriculture has become an objective of the Union’s climate policy. The study requested by the AGRI committee provides background elements on carbon sequestration, explores its potential for EU agriculture and the implications for related soil management practices and analyses the advantages, challenges and limitations of action-based schemes and results-based payments.