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1ST NORTHERN EUROPEAN “4 PER 1000” REGIONAL MEETING: MORE CARBON IN THE SOIL FOR MULTIPLE BENEFITS

Join your Northern European colleagues in Helsinki, Finland, in June 2023 to discuss soil carbon sequestration, gain new perspectives, become inspired, and build cooperation to scale up regenerative agriculture!

THE EVENT

Time

6–8 June 2023

Place

Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa, just a short tram ride from the centre of Helsinki, Finland. Expect local and regeneratively farmed food, and ample opportunities to enjoy fresh, early-summer Nordic greenery – and perhaps a dip in the Baltic Sea.

Target groups

Researchers, farmers, NGOs, company representatives, and policymakers from Northern Europe

Registration

Registration continues until 10 April 2023.

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The programme

3 days, colleagues from all over Northern Europe, 12 keynote speeches, 2 field trips, tens of posters, panel discussions, and countless opportunities to connect and gain new insights.

The main topics of the meeting are:

  • Healthy soils, linking climate change and biodiversity loss, as well as water protection and food security
  • Monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV) of soil carbon exchange and storage
  • Regional priority in Northern Europe: agricultural organic soils

If you wish to present a poster during the conference, please submit an abstract by 10 April. The posters will be selected based on the abstracts. You will receive further information upon registration.

Boosting agricultural soil carbon sequestration through cooperation

Cooperation is key in unleashing the potential of agricultural soils to mitigate climate change, halt biodiversity loss, protect waters, and increase food security. The 1st ever Northern Europe “4 per 1000” Regional Meeting aims to stimulate interaction between multiple stakeholders – researchers, farmers, policymakers, NGOs, and companies.

The meeting is targeted to stakeholders from the following countries: Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Poland, Ireland, United Kingdom, Switzerland, and Ukraine.

We want to create a forum for sharing new scientific knowledge, help spark cooperation, and enable exchange between different actors who in their own way and on different levels all promote the transition towards regenerative, productive, highly resilient agriculture.

Paul Luu, Executive Secretary, “4 per 1000” Initiative

Important information

Participation is free of charge. However, the organisers reserve the right to charge no-shows with the costs incurred (approx. 150 € per day). Participants may cancel their registration until 5 May 2023 without naming a reason completely free of charge. Participants may cancel any time due to illness.

If possible, please consider donating a voluntary participation fee to the organisers.

Deadlines

Registration: 10 April 2023

Submission of poster abstracts: 10 April 2023 (further instructions upon registration)

Cancellation: 5 May 2023

Cancellation due to illness: no deadline

What is the “4 per 1000” Initiative?

The “4 per 1000” Initiative aims to achieve an annual growth rate of 0.4% in the soil carbon stocks, or 4‰ per year, in the first 30–40 cm of soil. Agricultural soils can play a crucial role in food security and climate change mitigation. 

ORGANISERS AND MAIN FUNDERS

SPONSORS

CONTACT US

Elisa Vainio

Project Manager, Regenerative Agriculture, International Soil Collaboration

+358 40 506 4620

elisa.vainio@bsag.fi

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