Can Soil Carbon Practices Reverse Climate Change?

Earth 911


Delaney Pues, Director of Solutions, Equity & Stewardship

One of the world’s best-kept secrets to sustaining life on this planet has been right under our feet. As practiced by communities of color for thousands of years, regenerative agriculture has risen to popularity again, and this time as a potential climate solution. The IPCC released a series of alarming reports, revealing that our food systems contribute to an estimated 21% to 37% of total greenhouse gas emissions. These emissions stem from agriculture and land use, storage, transport, packaging, processing, retail, and consumption.

So it’s not surprising that climate conversations around the world are focusing on agriculture and soil. But is there potential to reverse climate change through soil carbon sequestration and regenerative agriculture?