Soil and climate change

Soil and climate change

Soil is an important and often neglected element of the climate system. It is the second largest carbon store, or “sink”, after the oceans. Restoring key ecosystems on land, and a sustainable use of the land in urban and rural areas, can help us mitigate and adapt to climate change.

 

Source: European Environment Agency

Date: October 2015

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