A global agenda for collective action on soil carbon

Policymakers and investors have perceived securing soil organic carbon as too difficult, with uncertain returns. But new technical, policy and financial opportunities offer hope for rapid progress.

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Funding was provided by The Nature Conservancy, the Craig and Susan McCaw Foundation, and Cornell University’s David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future (2016-TNC-Ryan-mrr232). We thank all participants in the dialogue for co-generating the agenda for action, and our reviewers for improving the manuscript.

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Vermeulen, S., Bossio, D., Lehmann, J. et al. A global agenda for collective action on soil carbon. Nat Sustain 2, 2–4 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-018-0212-z

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