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Project lead: Ina Meyer
Project team member: Franz Sinabell, Mark Sommer
Carbon Sequestration in Austrian Soils (CASAS, ACRP11)
Current research studies (work in progress)
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research – Federal Research and Training Centre for Forests, Natural Hazards and Landscape – Federal Environment Agency Ltd – University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna – Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety – Höhere Bundeslehr- und Forschungsanstalt für Landwirtschaft Raumberg-Gumpenstein
Commissioned by: Klima- und Energiefonds
CASAS evaluates the potentials and limits of the 4 per mille initiative, published at COP 21. The initiative aims at adopting land and soil management strategies that increase the SOC pool by 0.4 percent annually thereby mitigating greenhouse gas emissions. CASAS checks the credibility by re-evaluation of well documented experiments on all types of managed soils, of monitoring sites and by a literature review. We will develop a 4 per mille scenario in economic terms. Outcomes are a qualification of soil management strategies under consideration of the environment-economy nexus and the sustainable development goals.
Research group:Environment, Agriculture and Energy