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Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of Soil Organic Carbon and Greenhouse Gas Balance

Description du projet

Évaluer l’accumulation de carbone organique dans le sol pour renforcer l’agriculture carbonée

Le carbone organique du sol (COS) joue un rôle crucial dans la régulation des services écosystémiques, notamment en ce qui concerne l’amélioration de la gestion des émissions de gaz à effet de serre (GES) en vue d’atténuer le changement climatique. Le projet MRV4SOC, financé par l’UE, vise à développer une approche globale, solide, transparente et rentable pour évaluer les émissions de gaz à effet de serre, estimer les bilans carbone complets, mesurer l’accumulation de COS et évaluer les résultats des pratiques de gestion conventionnelles et d’agriculture carbonée. L’objectif principal du projet est de surveiller les changements dans l’accumulation de COS dans le contexte du changement climatique et des pressions socio-économiques. En outre, il cherche à normaliser les systèmes de surveillance, de rapport et de vérification (MRV pour «monitoring, reporting, and verification») pour le secteur foncier de l’UE. En fin de compte, le projet vise à établir un cadre méthodologique MRV qui renforce la confiance des parties prenantes dans les marchés volontaires du carbone.

Objectif

MRV4SOC aims at designing a comprehensive, robust, and cost-effective Tier 3 approach, accounting for changes in as many C pools as possible, to estimate GHG and full C budgets, coupling C and N cycles, quantify Soil Organic Carbon (SOC) accumulation, and assess the results of traditional management practices and C farming. The main challenges addressed in MRV4SOC are: i) monitoring changes in SOC accumulation due to climate change and socio-economic pressures; ii) accounting for C and N cycles in full C budgets; iii) development of scientifically-sound, standard, and transparent Tier 3 methodology at different scales, iv) implementation of high-quality in-situ and RS data for testing methods and scale-up purposes; iv) standardisation of Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification schemes to ensure transparency, robustness, and cost-effectiveness; and v) a lack of trust in Voluntary Carbon Markets. To overcome these challenges, MRV4SOC will develop 6 specific objectives, which will be measurable, verifiable, and monitored through KPIs pointing at specific targets. MRV4SOC proposes a comprehensive 3-year work plan that ranges from the assessment of C pools in 9 land use/ land cover classes located in 14 Demonstration Sites (DS); to the potential integration of the approach. MRV4SOC aims at designing a comprehensive and robust Tier 3 approach accounting for changes in as many C pools as possible (above-ground biomass, below ground-biomass, litter, dead wood, soil organic carbon, and harvested wood products) fully aligned with national GHG reporting. MRV4SOC seeks to develop solutions applicable for different spatio- temporal scales and climate change scenarios and validated for a wide variety of ecosystems in arid, temperate, and continental climate zones in collaboration with local stakeholders. The proposed approach will help establish reliable and transparent C farming credits within a cost-effective monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV) methodological framework.

Coordinateur

GMV AEROSPACE AND DEFENCE SA
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 758 311,25
Adresse
CALLE ISAAC NEWTON PARQUE TECNOLOGICO DE MADRID
28760 Tres Cantos
Espagne

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Région
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Liens
Coût total
€ 758 311,25

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