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Aligning agriculture and climate policy

The 4‰ initiative to sequester carbon in soils has the potential to connect sustainable development goals, enhance food security and mitigate climate change by utilizing waste organic residues.

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Figure 1: Conceptual diagram depicting C flow in a system with C-use optimization among sectors.
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This work was supported by and benefited from the European Commission through FP7 projects, Distributed Infrastructure for Experimentation in Ecosystem Research (ExpeER) grant agreement number 262060 and Analysis and Experimentation in Ecosystems (AnaEE) grant agreement number 312690, and the CLAND Convergence Institute funded by ANR. The input of P.S. contributes to U-GRASS (grant number NE/M016900/1) and the Belmont Forum/FACCE-JPI DEVIL project (grant number NE/M021327/1). C.R. received funding from INSU/CNRS (Lombricom project) and ADEME (Vermisol project) and from ANR (MOSAIK, grant agreement no: ANR-12-AGRO-0005). Contributions from L.S. and A.C. were supported by GPLER, contract number SOW12-GPLER-LCR-PM. H.W.L. and M.S.C. acknowledge the National Science Foundation for ongoing support of NEON. The manuscript contributes toward results of the ARC discovery grant 'Carbon Conundrum' (DP140100323).

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A.C. initiated the writing of the paper and led the work. C.R. wrote the first version of the manuscript and prepared the figures. All authors contributed with ideas, and participated in the writing of the paper.

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Chabbi, A., Lehmann, J., Ciais, P. et al. Aligning agriculture and climate policy. Nature Clim Change 7, 307–309 (2017).

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