1st Northern Europe  “4 per 1000” Regional meeting

More carbon in the soil for multiple benefits

6–8 June, 2023 in Helsinki

Co-operation is key in unleashing the potential of agricultural soils to mitigate climate change, halt biodiversity loss, protect waters, and increase food security. This meeting aims to stimulate and enlighten interaction between multiple stakeholders – researchers, farmers, decision-makers, NGOs, and companies.

The topics of the meeting are:

  • Healthy soils, bringing together climate change and biodiversity loss, as well as water protection and food security
  • Monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV) of the soil carbon exchange and storage
  • Peat soils as a special case

We warmly welcome researchers as well as farmers, NGOs, company representatives, and policymakers. The North Europe Regional meeting will be open in priority to partners and members of the “4 per 1000” Initiative, but also to countries and organizations friends of the Initiative.

The meeting is targeted to 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.


What is “4 per 1000”?

The 4 per 1000 Initiative aims to 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 on food security and climate change mitigation. Read more here.



Funders and organisers