UNFCCC COP23 Negotiations: Views from C-AGG

By Debbie Reed, C-AGG Executive Director Among the less-known bodies of the UNFCCC are the Subsidiary Bodies: the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI), and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA). As implied by its name, SBI provides guidance to the UNFCCC bodies on effective ways to implement agreements, including the 2015 Paris […]

Today, December 5, is World Soil Day

World Soil Day (WSD) is held annually on 5 December to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and advocate for the sustainable management of soil resources. The Global Soil Partnership is dedicating World Soil Day 2017 to the theme “Caring for the Planet starts from the Ground”. December 5, 2017 is also the […]

Initial Reflections on Agriculture Action Day at the UNFCCC COP23 in Bonn

By Debbie Reed, C-AGG Executive Director I recently returned from attending COP23 negotiations in Bonn, Germany, where the German government hosted the UNFCCC negotiations on behalf of Fiji. November 10 was designated Agriculture Action Day at COP23, and was marked by a full days’ activities devoted exclusively to the issue of agriculture and agricultural solutions […]

C-AGG Partners with Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives and the Government of Andhra Pradesh to Host Agricultural GHG High Level Meetings and Technical Workshops in India

A C-AGG delegation traveled to high level meetings and technical workshops in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India, in November 2017. While in India, hosted by our colleagues and partners at the Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives (APPI) and the Andhra Pradesh (AP) government, we collaborated to build capacity for agricultural sector resilience and adaptation to climate change, […]

Final Agenda Posted for C-AGG’s November 2017 Meeting

Registration is now open for the November 29-30, 2017 C-AGG meeting in Washington, DC. The meeting will be held at The DuPont Circle Hotel at 1500 New Hampshire Ave. NW.  The meeting topics include Measuring Soil Health, Carbon Offsets, Carbon Insets, and Agricultural GHG Mitigation and Sustainability, and Technology can save us—What role can agricultural technology […]

C-AGG 2016 – 2017 Annual Report Now Available

We are pleased to publish our C-AGG Annual Report 2016 – 2017 highlighting C-AGG’s accomplishments over the last year. Our community has grown considerably since we started in 2009; we now have over 150 participating organizations who value our work as a convening authority and in capacity-building, tool and decision support system development, carbon market […]

C-AGG Guiding Principles Updated

At the C-AGG July 2017 meeting in Chicago, we once again reviewed our guiding principles to ensure they continue to reflect and inform the work of our multi-stakeholder coalition. The nine C-AGG Guiding Principles were developed in 2009 and have guided our work in designing policies, programs, and tools to enable the agricultural sector to […]

C-AGG Signs 4 per 1000 Initiative

C-AGG has signed the 4 per 1000 initiative–an initiative which sets a goal of a 4% annual growth rate of the soil carbon stock in order to stop the present increase in atmospheric CO2. What is the 4 per 1000 initiative? The 4% Initiative, launched by France, brings together all willing contributors in the public […]