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Building momentum and trust to achieve credible soil carbon farming in the EU

Project description

Sowing the seeds for carbon farming

In the race against climate change, a solution lies beneath our feet: soil carbon farming. However, there is a lack of momentum and trust. The EU-funded CREDIBLE project aims to foster faith in carbon farming across the EU. At its core, it seeks to establish a network of networks that will serve as an intricate web connecting initiatives, projects and stakeholders dedicated to transparency, environmental integrity and standardised methodologies in soil carbon accounting. This network, initially scientific in nature, will metamorphose into a driving force for policy changes and business innovations. The project’s overall objectives include the development of a toolbox for advancing carbon farming, standards and policies, carbon monitoring through data repositories and discussions for broader implementation.

Objective

The main goal of the CREDIBLE project is to build momentum and trust for the implementation of carbon farming in the EU. This will be primarily achieved by setting up and moderating a network of initiatives/projects/stakeholders (referred to here as the Network of Networks - NoN) for favouring transparency, environmental integrity, and methodology standardisation in soil carbon accounting. Such a NoN will be responsible for pushing forward multiple discussions (articulated around three main themes: which practises; what standards; how to monitor) and is expected to evolve from a mostly technical/scientific network at the onset of the project, into a process catalysing policy making and business innovation toward its end. The transparent, open access, multi actor dialogues required to build trust and co-create solutions will be orchestrated around three annual European Carbon Farming Summits, which will present opportunities for the NoN to interact with the broader stakeholder community and grow to the point it would attract further fundings for long term sustainability. Through the action, four specific objectives will be achieved: O1) to build and disseminate a practical toolbox for promoting carbon farming, capable of taking into account local land uses, best practices, and multi-actor interests; O2) to identify options for benchmarking and selecting standards, certification mechanisms, and policy instruments for carbon farming; O3) to favour the establishment of a network of soil carbon data collectors and repositories to improve measuring and monitoring carbon dynamics; O4) to build up processes and tools to drive conversations for the upscaling of carbon farming. CREDIBLE’s ambition is to support the European Commission and the Expert Group on Carbon Removal in the identification and upscale of solutions for soil carbon farming.

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Coordinator

SOLUCIONES AGRICOLAS ECOINNOVADORAS
Net EU contribution
€ 254 500,00
Address
C carril del parra 8
30160 Murcia
Spain

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Sur Región de Murcia Murcia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Other funding
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