Earthshot 2030:
Mobilizing Agriculture to Solve the Climate Crisis

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Table of Contents

  1. Agricultural areas in the U.S. Midwest are some of the largest carbon sinks on Earth
  2. Agriculture has the potential of achieving -4% GHG emissions
  3. A phased approach to making agriculture a transformative solution to climate change
  4. U.S. Agriculture stores 100 times as much carbon in our soil than total U.S. emissions for a year
  5. Climate-Smart Practices
  6. Negative Emissions Technologies and Reliable Sequestration: A Research Agenda
  7. Natural Solutions to Climate Change
  8. The Business Case for Investing in Soil Health
  9. Global Responsibility Report
  10. Cargill focuses on soil health
  11. Why Climate Action Matters
  12. Soil-Related Sustainable Development Goals: Four Concepts to Make Land Degradation Neutrality and Restoration Work

  1. Agricultural areas in the U.S. Midwest are some of the largest carbon sinks on Earth: NASA. 2013. “Seeing Photosynthesis from space.

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  2. Agriculture has the potential of achieving -4% GHG emissions: USFRA. 2019. The Power of Resiliency in Agriculture’s Ecosystem Services. p32.

    carbon removal estimates

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  3. A phased approach to making agriculture a transformative solution to climate change: FFAR, USFRA. 2019. “Project phases.”
    A phased approach to making agriculture a transformative solution to climate change

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  4. U.S. Agriculture stores 100 times as much carbon in our soil than total U.S. emissions for a year: US EPA. 2019. “Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks, 1990-2016.” And National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. “Negative Emissions Technologies and Reliable Sequestration” as cited in USFRA. 2019. “The Power of Resiliency in Agriculture’s Ecosystem Services.” P16.
    U.S. Agriculture stores 100 times as much carbon in our soil than total U.S. emissions for a year

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  5. Climate-Smart Practices: Eagle, A., Olander, L., Henry, H., Haugen-Kozyra, K., Miller, N., & Robertson, G. P. (2012). Greenhouse gas mitigation potential of agricultural land management in the United States: A synthesis of the literature. Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Durham, NC. as cited in 2019. The Power of Resiliency in Agriculture’s Ecosystem Services. P19.

    Carbon banking

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  6. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. “Negative Emissions Technologies and Reliable Sequestration: A Research Agenda.” Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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  7. The Nature Conservancy. 2017. “Natural Solutions to Climate Change.”

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  8. WBCSD. 2018. “The Business Case for Investing in Soil Health.”

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  9. General Mills. 2019. “Global Responsibility Report.”

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  10. Demaree-Saddler, Holly. 2019. “Cargill Focuses on Soil Health.” World-Grain.com.

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  11. McDonalds. 2019. “Why Climate Action Matters.” https://corporate.mcdonalds.com/content/corpmcd/scale-for-good/climate-action.html

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  12. The Significance of Soils and Soil Science towards Realization of the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Keesstra, S.; Mol, G.; De Leeuw, J.; Okx, J.; Molenaar, C.; De Cleen, M.; Visser, S. 2018. “Soil-Related Sustainable Development Goals: Four Concepts to Make Land Degradation Neutrality and Restoration Work.” Land 2018, 7, 133.

    Soil-related sustainable development goals

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