Carbon Action science webinar: Soil, carbon sequestration and water protection


News / 1.02.2021

Webinar on the 9th of March at 9 – 11.30 (UTC+2) 

Go to the Carbon Action science webinar recording here.

The webinar is organized by the Baltic Sea Action Group (BSAG) as part of the MULTA project 

The MULTA project is funded by the Strategic Research Council, and it is on the Carbon Action platformSEB provides facilities for the webinar as part of the Baltic Sea co-operation with BSAG.  


Background:
 

Carbon Action is a Finnish platform that accelerates soil carbon sequestration and researches scientific verification methods. It also introduces climate-friendly, regenerative farming practices to Finnish farms. The platform is led by BSAG and the scientific research is coordinated by the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI). 

Regenerative agriculture enhances soil health as it restores the carbon content, which, in turn, improves productivity. It also increases biodiversity and ecosystem resilience and provides many other benefits like increased water infiltration and nutrient retention.  

Carbon Action platform contains multiple research projects and a multi-disciplinary network of researchers. In this webinar we focus on water protection. 


Programme:
 

The webinar is chaired by Laura Höijer, BSAG. 

9.00-9.05 Technical instructions. Laura Höijer, BSAG  
9.05-9.15 Opening: Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Krista Mikkonen  
9.15 – 9.25 The multi-disciplinary research of Carbon Action.
Jari Liski, FMI 
9.25 – 9.55 Managing soils for increased carbon sequestration and reduced phosphorus losses: mechanisms and processes. Tuomas Mattila, Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) 
9.55 – 10.20 Pulp and paper mill fiber sludges in agricultural water protection. Kimmo Rasa, Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke)
10.20 – 10.30 Coffee break  
10.30 – 10.55

 

Carbon, nutrient and particle loading in coastal waters of the northern Baltic. How to target and evaluate countermeasures in a cost-efficient way. Case study from Hanko and Raseborg.  Matias Scheinin, City of Hanko 
10.55 – 11.10 Comment: Airi Kulmala, The Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK) 
11.10 – 11.30 Discussion facilitated by the chair 

 

Please, register here for the webinar by 5th of March 2021

 

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