Michele Dunkelmann

Climate facts: Soils

Soil is our most important basis for life. More than 70 percent of the global, ice-free land surface is used by humans. Soil not only secures our food supply and protects us from flooding. It is also the largest carbon reservoir on land and counteracts global warming.

But climate change is stressing our soils, endangering biodiversity and the health of people and ecosystems, among other things. Our new fact sheet shows how important soils are and how much they are suffering from climate change. You will also find a current project from the Climate Initiative that focuses on sustainable agriculture.

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