COP 28 Official Side Event: Natural carbon sequestration — Leveraging soils for mitigation, storage, and biodiversity benefits

Side Events 1, B7, Building 79, Blue Zone, Expo City, Dubai

The Climate Center and the British Society of Soil Science presented at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 28) on the important role that soil plays in the fight against the climate crisis. From increased water efficiency and food security to the ability to draw down carbon, increasing the health of our soils comes with many co-benefits for communities, ecosystems, and the economy. 

During this official COP 28 side event, experts from around the world discussed the role of soils in mitigating and adapting to climate change and ensuring the economic viability of the agricultural sector for decades to come. Representatives from California, England, Rwanda, and Wales highlighted soil science, case studies, and the policies needed to increase healthy soils on public and private lands.