Webinar on the EU Soil Monitoring Law and Nordic Perspectives

Forest in Hästhult, Sweden.

Join the HoliSoils’ project coordinator Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) for the upcoming “The EU Soil Directive and the Nordics – Challenges, expectations, and the negotiations” webinar.

On 6 February (09.00-11.00 CET), soil scientists and Nordic and European policymakers will discuss the EU Soil Monitoring Law, exploring the Swedish and Finnish perspectives on agricultural soil monitoring and the current status of the EU negotiations.

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Learn more about HoliSoils in this MAIA’s webinar!

MAIA's second webinar on Climate Change and Agriculture

On 8 September, tune in to this webinar organised by the MAIA Project to learn more about some European projects working on agroforestry and climate change.

This is the second of a series of three webinars on the same topic, climate change and agriculture. This webinar will feature presentations from three speakers representing different European Union-funded projects focusing on agroforestry: Reforest, AGFORWARD, and HoliSoils.

Raisa Mäkipää, the coordinator of this latter project, will join the discussion to present HoliSoils and its work for forest soils.

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Webinar on incentives for carbon farming concludes the “Soil on 1” series

WUR webinar

The webinar series “Soil on 1” carried out by WUR, a HoliSoils partner organisation, has almost come to an end. This series of three online events aimed to explore the connection between SOC sequestration and climate, soil, and buyers/sellers of carbon credits.

In May and June, the first two webinar were organised to learn more about how SOC sequestration impacts climate mitigation and soil quality.

This last webinar will investigate the possible incentives for carbon farming including carbon credits. On 4 July, 9.00 – 10.00 CET, the discussion will focus on what SOC sequestration means for the seller (farmer) and buyer.

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New webinar on SOC sequestration and soil quality

WUR webinar

WUR, an organisation part of the HoliSoils Consortium, is hosting a series of webinars titled “Soil on 1” to discuss if SOC sequestration as a win-solution for the climate, soil, and buyers and sellers of carbon credits.

After a first successful webinar on SOC sequestration and climate mitigation, the second webinar will explore what SOC sequestration means for soil quality. The third and final webinar will then focus on carbon markets.

Don’t miss this chance to join the second webinar, titled “SOC sequestration & soil quality”, that will take place on Tuesday 20 June, 9.00 – 10.00 CET.

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New webinar series on SOC-sequestration & climate mitigation

WUR webinars

HoliSoils partner organisation, WUR, organises a series of three webinars to discuss questions on the SOC-sequestration and climate mitigation: “SOC-sequestration – a win, win, win, win for the climate, soil, and buyers/sellers of carbon credits?”.

The first webinar on the role of SOC- sequestration related to fighting climate change will be on Tuesday 30 May, 9.00 – 10.00 CET.

This first session will explore the climate perspective of SOC-sequestration, with the expert Jan Peter Lesschen.

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How can we strengthen the contribution of forests in reaching EU climate goals?

Wood construction


Start: 3:00 PM (CET) 20 September 2022
End: 4:30 PM (CET) 20 September 2022


European Forest Institute
Website: https://efi.int/


Online / Zoom


The European Union has set ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% in 2030 and to become climate neutral by 2050. The European Forest Institute organised a ThinkForest event to explore what forests can contribute to achieving these climate goals.

Forests and forestry play three important roles in climate change mitigation. First, reducing deforestation and forest degradation lowers GHG emissions. Second, forest management and restoration can maintain or enhance forest carbon stocks and sinks. Third, improving the use of wood products can store carbon over the long-term, and avoid emissions by substituting emissions-intensive materials.

Our ThinkForest event will ask:

  • How much can forest-based activities contribute to climate change mitigation?
  • What role do policies play?
  • How can we maximise forest-based climate change mitigation nationally/locally?

In this occasion, the coordinator of the ForestPaths-project, Hans Verkerk, will present a new study titled “Forest-based climate change mitigation and adaptation in Europe”.

Webinar: Recent developments in modelling water balance and ghg emissions from forested peatlands


Start: 9:00 AM (CET) 4 March 2022
End: 12:00 PM (CET) 4 March 2022


Luke Finland
Website: https://www.luke.fi/en/


Online / Microsoft Teams


In recent years, significant model developments have been made in modelling peatland ecosystems. These developments have been motivated by the importance of these ecosystems to green-house gas emissions and to forestry. Therefore, it is also central to understand how they respond to changing conditions and management.

In this seminar organized by Luke Finland, we will take a look at processes driving peatland ghg emissions and growth, as well as novel modelling approaches to quantify their ghg impacts at larger scales.