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Welcome to the Collaborative Platform of the International "4 per 1000" Initiative.
The place where over 450 countries and organizations from all over the world meet, share and collaborate.

Join the "4 per 1000" Initiative on soils for food security and climate.

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The international Initiative "4 per 1000", launched by France on 1 December 2015 at the COP 21, consists of federating all voluntary stakeholders  of the public and private sectors (national governments, local and regional governments, companies, trade organizations, NGOs, research facilities, etc.) under the framework of the Lima-Paris Action Plan (LPAP).

The aim of the initiative is to demonstrate that agriculture, and in particular agricultural soils can play a crucial role where food security and climate change are concerned.

Supported by solid scientific documentation, the "4 per 1000" Initiative invites all partners to state or implement some practical actions on soil carbon storage and the type of practices to achieve this (e.g. agroecology, agroforestry, conservation agriculture, landscape management, etc.).

The ambition of the "4 per 1000" International Initiative is to encourage stakeholders to transition towards a productive, highly resilient agriculture, based on the appropriate management of lands and soils, creating jobs and incomes hence ensuring sustainable development. The Executive Secretariat of the "4 per 1000" Initiative is hosted by the CGIAR System Organization, an international organization based in Montpellier.

Vision 2050

Worldwide healthy and carbon-rich soils to combat climate change and end hunger.

Mission 2030

Provide a supportive framework and action plan to conceptualize, implement, promote and follow up actions, on soil health and soil carbon, through an enhanced collaboration between stakeholders of the "Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU)" sector, in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


Goals are broad long-term aims that define accomplishment of the vision.

A. Inception & Conceptualization: facilitate the emergence and ensure the feasibility of methodologies, tools and recommendations that foster stakeholders' ability to implement the Initiative on the ground

B. Implementation: foster enabling environment and/or framework (business model, trustworthy third-party, tutoring, mentoring, amplify impact, scaling up) for implementation on the ground

C. Promotion: raise awareness and advocacy, build trust, encourage partnerships, engagements and commitments of all stakeholders

D. Collaboration: implement an online collaborative platform that facilitates and supports interaction between partners, with powerful tool box, business plan and knowledge management strategy

E. Follow up: establish an international science based framework recognized by all stakeholders for the assessment of impact through Monitoring, Reporting & Verification

F. Crosscutting actions: highlight the pertinence of the "4 per 1000" Initiative by initiating and supporting concrete and result-oriented actions on the ground and increase resource mobilization to ensure the long-term viability of the Initiative.


« 4 per 1000 » Initiative - Executive Secretariat

c/o CGIAR System Organization

1000 av. Agropolis, 34394 Montpellier Cedex 5 - France

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Upcoming events

Climate-Soil Community of Practice (CoP)

Event: Creating an Enabling Framework for Carbon Market Projects for Soil Protection

Date: 27th -29th October 2020

Time: 13:00-17:00 CET

Venue: Interactive Webinar (MS Teams)


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