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SIDE-EVENT Bonn Climate Change conference

SIDE-EVENT Bonn Climate Change conference

CIRCASA project will participate in the Bonn Climate Change conference on the 26th June 2019 at 18h30 in BONN Room

The 50th sessions of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) will convene in Bonn, Germany, from 17-27 June 2019. The Bonn Climate Change conference will address numerous implementation issues under the Convention, the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement.

The SB will address issues related to the NDCs including the soil carbon sequestration as a priority for adaptation

Topic: "Enhancing NDC ambition through soil organic carbon sequestration"

A science-policy dialog on why and where ambition for soil organic carbon should be enhanced and the issues countries face in enhancing ambition.


Country representatives and experts will discuss the potential of soil organic carbon sequestration as a climate change mitigation option and the gap between countries’ current and potential commitments.

Scientists will present an analysis of current and potential soil carbon commitments in countries' Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and the growing body of evidence on the benefits of soil carbon for agriculture and slowing desertification. Representatives of Brazil, the European Commission, and Indonesia will discuss challenges for maintaining and increasing sequestration of soil organic carbon for climate change mitigation, soil health and improved productivity, and they will make recommendations for enhancing ambition and implementation. The World Bank will discuss avenues of support for climate change adaptation and mitigation and how soil organic carbon fits in that context.

Our aim is to help countries with the potential to increase or protect existing soil organic carbon identify soil organic carbon targets in their NDCs and build the finance, technology, and implementation systems to support ambitious implementation.


Introduction: Lini Wollenberg (CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), University of Vermont)

Presentations: Facilitated by Abigaïl Fallot, Agricultural Research for Development (CIRAD)

  • SOC national Determined Contributions (NDCs) - Liesl Wiese (4p1000 initiative)
  • Co-benefits of SOC - Cristina Arias-Navarro (National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), France, H2020 CIRCASA Project)
  • SOC to slow desertification - Baron Orr (Chief Scientist United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)) or Jean-Luc Chotte (UNCCD-Science Policy Interface, Institute of Research for Development (IRD), France (TBC))

Panel Discussion: Facilitated by Viridiana Alcántara Cervantes, Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE), Germany, 4P1000

  • Herwing Ranner (Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission
  • Eleneide Doff Sotta ( Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply, Brazil)
  • Fahmuddin Agus (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Indonesia Agency for Agricultural Research and Development)
  • Tobias Baedeker (Agriculture Global Practice, World Bank) 

Audience discussion: Facilitated by Viridiana Alcántara Cervantes, Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE), Germany, 4P1000

Closing: Claire Weil (National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), France)


  • 4P1000
  • Agricultural Research for Development (CIRAD)
  • CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)
  • Institute of Research for Development (IRD), France
  • National Institute of Agronomic Research (INRA), France
  • University of Vermont Gund InstituteRubenstein School 

Modification date : 28 August 2023 | Publication date : 11 June 2019 | Redactor : .