This paper develops the themes discussed at a high-level meeting organised by the ‘4 for 1000’ Initiative and French Cooperation ‘Land Tenure and Development’ Technical Committee. It was held for experts from different disciplines and continents to explore the nexus between land issues and mechanisms that encourage soil carbon sequestration, and to make recommendations to ensure that greater account is taken of land issues when these long-term mechanisms are put in place. The event was held on 13-14 December 2017 with support from AFD and the World Bank.
A first round table, considered the different instruments that help or hinder long-term changes in practices to increase soil carbon sequestration and the types of land rights on which these instruments are based.
A second round table, identified the constraints and difficulties encountered when introducing these carbon sequestration mechanisms into the diverse land tenure regimes
The third and final round table discussed the coherence of public policies on territorial development, agriculture, demography, land, taxation, etc., and their ability to sustain mechanisms and practices that encourage better soil carbon sequestration.
This paper is also available in French here.