CBCGDF’s Soil Carbon Sequestration Demonstration Project Lands in Danjiangkou, Hubei, before UNFCCC COP28 in UAE
2023/5/29 16:21:00 本站

The fourth assessment report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) highlights that 90% of the agricultural greenhouse gas mitigation potential lies in soil carbon sequestration. Soil carbon sequestration represents an effective pathway towards achieving carbon neutrality, as soil serves as the largest terrestrial carbon reservoir. Increasing organic matter (carbon) content in agricultural land not only enhances soil quality but also serves as a means to mitigate climate change by sequestering carbon. Therefore, through appropriate agricultural management measures, agricultural soil can play a significant role in carbon sequestration.

In 2022, the China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF), together with several relevant organizations, developed the group standard “Technical Specification for Assessment of Carbon Sequestration in Farmland Soil Part 1: Current Season” (T/CGDF 00035-2022). This standard, implemented on December 26th of the same year, is the first technical standard for soil carbon sequestration in China. It sets guidelines for assessing the current season’s level of soil carbon sequestration, particularly by evaluating agricultural soil carbon sequestration based on crop yields.

On May 11th, 2023, with the strong support of the Danjiangkou Municipal Committee and Government in Hubei Province, the Ecological Revitalization Special Fund under CBCGDF took the lead in launching the nation’s first demonstration project. The project is implemented by Xi’an Qinheng Ecological Technology Co., Ltd. and Jundao Environmental Protection Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. This demonstration project, adhering to the T/CGDF 00035-2022 standard, aims to calculate the carbon sink resulting from the increase in organic matter in farmland soil and study methodologies for soil carbon sequestration. It has been initiated in Luzui Village, Haoping Town, Danjiangkou City, Hubei Province.

This demonstration project is in line with the implementation of ecological civilization concept and promotes the practice of the “dual-carbon strategy.” As the first implementation project following the publication of the standard, it signifies a crucial step from theory to practical implementation. It also signifies the completion of the closed-loop for the CBCGDF’s Ecological Revitalization Special Fund’s public welfare program on “negative-carbon ecological circular agriculture.”

On the sunny and picturesque day of May 11th, in the rice fields of Huangyingongmi in Luzui Village, Director Zou Qian and Deputy Director Li Yun from the Ecological Revitalization Special Fund of CBCGDF, Mr. Sun Rui from Xi’an Qinheng Ecological Technology, Mr. Wang Lei from Jundao Environmental Protection Technology, as well as Director Li Jingdong from the Animal Husbandry Bureau of Danjiangkou City, Deputy Secretary and Mayor Ma Kun from Haoping Town, Vice Chairman Liu Bo of the Political Consultative Conference of Haoping Town, and Secretary Jiang Zhiqun of the Party Branch of Luzui Village, along with other local leaders, witnessed the launch of this project.

Danjiangkou City serves as the mid-line water source for China’s South-to-North Water Diversion Project and carries significant responsibilities for water resource protection. Through the implementation of this project, Danjiangkou also plays a crucial role in demonstrating the comprehensive treatment of local livestock and poultry waste and the full substitution of organic fertilizer. As the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference approaches, and with the China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation about to attend as an observer to the conference in the United Arab Emirates, it is hoped that the experience gained from this demonstration site will provide insights for global efforts in soil carbon reduction.

Writer: Shuai Wang

Translator: Wendy

Editor: Victoria

Contact: v10@cbcgdf.org; +8617319454776


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