29 June 2017. Montpellier. Launched during COP21 under the leadership of the French Government, the global 4p1000 initiative is currently rallying effort to sustainably manage soil for carbon sequestration.
The 4p1000 secretariat is now hosted by the CGIAR System Organization. The initiative provides a multi-stakeholder platform to facilitate partnerships, bringing together more than 250 contributors in both the public and private sectors under the framework of the Lima-Paris Action Agenda (LPAA) of the UNFCCC. The initiative will promote research-based solutions along four pillars:
- a multi-stakeholder platform to facilitate partnerships
- a tool to assess projects based on a set of references and indicators
- an international research program exploring the potential of soil carbon sequestration, innovative soil practices, the required enabling environment, and the monitoring, reporting and verification of solutions
- a digital resources center on carbon in soils