Economic activities that mine soils and landscapes are causing land to become sources of emissions, rather than sinks.
A lack of land management is also raising the risk of wildfires that can create spikes of emissions, while opportunities for carbon sequestration are missed. Deep Demonstrations of turning landscapes from carbon sources to sinks will need to tackle a lack of investment, forge new social contracts with soil and forests, and line-up value-chain incentives. Current partners include Chalons-en-Champagne, a French landscape ecosystem, and the Government of Scotland.
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