Soil Functionality and Climate Regulation

© Lena Schaller

© Ingo Zasada

© Ingo Zasada

© Ingo Zasada

© Kati Haefner

© Kati Haefner

Soil related public good issues in PROVIDE deal with the effects of agriculture and forestry on carbon sequestration, humus accumulation and soil erosion. Issues include threats to soil functionality and carbon sequestration due to intensive arable management, the drainage of peatlands and the problem of soil erosion due to agricultural management in hilly agricultural areas.

In the intensive Austrian Marchfeld (AT-1), mainly the arable management, with in parts insufficient acceptance and implementation of soil conserving and humus accumulating agricultural management strategies, is considered a threat to soil functionality and carbon sequestration. In the peatland areas of the Rhinluch in Germany (DE-1) the specific situation of agricultural management on deep-drained peatland areas strongly impacts on the ability of this ecosystem to function as carbon sink, due to peat degradation and the related emissions of carbon dioxide. In the mountain areas of the Bologna province (IT-1), the amount of soil erosion depends on the crops cultivated and the slope of the agricultural fields, while carbon sequestration is seen a public good mainly provided by abandoned and forestry area.

 

SUPPLY of Soil and Climate related PGs

Marchfeld (Austria):

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Brandenburg (Germany):

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SUPPLY/DEMAND of/for Soil and Climate related PGs

 

Bretagne (France):


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DEMAND for Soil and Climate related PGs

Marchfeld (Austria):

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Emilia Romagna (Italy):

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