EU Council to discuss role of farmland in CO2 sequestration

Agriculture ministers will meet next week to discuss the potential for sequestering CO2 through better soil management, as the Finnish presidency seeks progress on the EU's long-term climate strategy

Agriculture ministers will meet next week to discuss the potential for sequestering atmospheric CO2 through better soil management, as the Finnish presidency of the EU Council seeks to move forward talks on Europe's long-term climate strategy.

Finland's minister for agriculture and forestry, Jari Leppä, said on Thursday he expected a “lively discussion” of how the EU can use the Common Agricultural Policy – currently being reformed for the period after 2020 – can be used to support locking CO2 into soil.

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