Regenerative agricultural practices that control soil structure and hydrology can play part in both climate change mitigation through carbon sequestration and water protection through minimizing nutrient runoffs. Carbon Action Science webinar on Soil, carbon sequestration and water protection on 9th of March 2021 gathered around 200 participants from different backgrounds and countries around the topic.
The webinar was opened by the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Krista Mikkonen and several speakers brought out novel research results on managing soils for both increased carbon sequestration and reduced phosphorus losses.
The webinar was moderated by Laura Höijer, Content Director of the Baltic Sea Action Group (BSAG). The webinar was organized as part of the MULTA project. The MULTA project is funded by the Strategic Research Council, and it is on the Carbon Action platform. SEB provided facilities for the webinar as part of the Baltic Sea co-operation with BSAG.
Please find the recording of the event here.
The summary of the key points in the presentations can be found here.
Jari Liski, FMI: The multi-disciplinary research of Carbon Action.
Tuomas Mattila, SYKE: Managing soils for increased carbon sequestration and reduced phosphorus losses: mechanisms and processes.
Kimmo Rasa, LUKE: Pulp and paper mill fiber sludges in agricultural water protection.
Matias Scheinin, city of Hanko: 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.
Airi Kulmala, MTK: Comment from The Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners