Soil carbon, multiple benefits

Eleanor Milne*, Steven A. Banwart, Elke Noellemeyer, David J. Abson, Cristiano Ballabio, Francesca Bampa, Andre Bationo, Niels H. Batjes, Martial Bernoux, Tapas Bhattacharyya, Helaina Black, Daniel E. Buschiazzo, Zucong Cai, Carlos Eduardo Cerri, Kun Cheng, Claude Compagnone, Rich Conant, Heitor L C Coutinho, Delphine de Brogniez, Fabiano de Carvalho BalieiroChristopher Duffy, Christian Feller, Elaine C C Fidalgo, Cristiane Figueira da Silva, Roger Funk, Greta Gaudig, Patrick T. Gicheru, Marty Goldhaber, Pia Gottschalk, Frederic Goulet, Tessa Goverse, Peter Grathwohl, Hans Joosten, Peter T. Kamoni, Job Kihara, Rene Krawczynski, Newton La Scala, Philippe Lemanceau, Lianqing Li, Zichuan Li, Emanuele Lugato, Pierre Alain Maron, Christopher Martius, Jerry Melillo, Luca Montanarella, Nikolaos Nikolaidis, Generose Nziguheba, Genxing Pan, Unai Pascual, Keith Paustian, Gervasio Piñeiro, David Powlson, Alberto Quiroga, Dan Richter, Annie Sigwalt, Johan Six, Jo Smith, Pete Smith, Michael Stocking, Franziska Tanneberger, Mette Termansen, Meine van Noordwijk, Bas van Wesemael, Rodrigo Vargas, Reynaldo Luiz Victoria, Boaz Waswa, David Werner, Sabine Wichmann, Wendelin Wichtmann, Xuhui Zhang, Yongcun Zhao, Jinwei Zheng, Jufeng Zheng

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Abstract

In March 2013, 40 leading experts from across the world gathered at a workshop, hosted by the European Commission, Directorate General Joint Research Centre, Italy, to discuss the multiple benefits of soil carbon as part of a Rapid Assessment Process (RAP) project commissioned by Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE). This collaboration led to the publication of the SCOPE Series Volume 71 "Soil Carbon: Science, Management and Policy for Multiple Benefits"; which brings together the essential scientific evidence and policy opportunities regarding the global importance of soil carbon. This short communication summarises the key messages of the assessment including research and policy implications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-38
Number of pages6
JournalEnvironmental Development
Volume13
Early online date11 Dec 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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    Milne, E., Banwart, S. A., Noellemeyer, E., Abson, D. J., Ballabio, C., Bampa, F., Bationo, A., Batjes, N. H., Bernoux, M., Bhattacharyya, T., Black, H., Buschiazzo, D. E., Cai, Z., Cerri, C. E., Cheng, K., Compagnone, C., Conant, R., Coutinho, H. L. C., de Brogniez, D., ... Zheng, J. (2015). Soil carbon, multiple benefits. Environmental Development, 13, 33-38. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envdev.2014.11.005