Fertile soil is a natural CO2 sink

Never heard of sinks? These are nothing more than forests, peatlands and even agricultural land, which absorb carbon in soil. To achieve the 1.5 degree goal, not only must climate goals be adhered to, previously emitted greenhouse gas must also be removed from the atmosphere – as negative emissions via sinks. As such, myclimate has not only been supporting forest and – for some while now – peatland projects, it now has two new pioneer projects, which improve soil fertility.

In cooperation with the Bodenfruchtbarkeitsfonds from the Bio-Stiftung Schweiz, myclimate is offering a new carbon offset programme, which encourages measures that preserve and accumulate humus around Lake Constance and therefore store carbon within agricultural soil. In addition, humus-rich soil stores more water and as such is more resistant to extreme weather, such as dry periods or strong rain. You can now offset your CO2 emissions by sponsoring climate-positive organic farms from the Lake Constance region.

For the first time, myclimate is supporting pastoral nomads in Mongolia to restore the ecosystem and CO₂ intake in largely degraded pasture land. Overgrazing as the primary cause of degradation will be tackled, by improving agricultural and animal cultivation, protecting important wild animal species and habits and creating alternative sources of income.

Author: Frank Helbig

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