UK '4 per mil' Debate (incorporating the 2017 Annual General Meeting)

Event date: 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Event venue: 
Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrew's Place, Regent's Park, London NW1 4LE, United Kingdom
Event description: 

The BSSS 2017 annual meeting (with AGM) will host presentations and debate on what the ‘4 per 1000’ initiative means for UK soils.

The ‘4 per 1000’ (4 per mil) initiative was launched at the COP21 in 2015, with the aim to slow down the increase in atmospheric concentrations of CO2 by annually increasing global soil organic carbon stocks by 0.4 % per year.

This initiative has sparked mixed reaction to the feasibility of achieving this, and discussion over what this means for soil management. We now invite you to contribute to this debate.

CALL FOR POSTERS: We welcome abstracts for poster presentations that align to this topic - to spark debate or that underpin the ‘4 per 1000’ initiative. Limited spaces are available.

All submissions must be made on the form below. Closing date: Monday 23rd October.


Professor Claire Chenu - INRA, France              "Scene setting and overview of the '4 per 1000' initiative

Professor Bridget Emmett - CEH, Bangor, UK    "Policy, the national perspective and monitoring"

David Powlson - Rothamsted Research, UK       "Achievability from land management"

Dr Joanna Clark - University of Reading, UK 

Along with keynote speakers, lively debate, lunch, poster sessions and the society AGM there will be an early evening drinks and canapes networking reception.

Registration is from 10:30am and the meeting will commence at 11am.

This website will be regularly updated with further details so watch this space!