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Jakarta Post

Soil as carbon sink: Indonesia’s role in mitigating climate change

  • I Nyoman Candra

Vienna   /   Wed, December 11 2019   /  01:18 am

AFP/Cristina QuiclerWorld Soil Day, which fell on Dec. 5, is an annual celebration to highlight the importance of soil as a fundamental part of the ecosystem and a key component to sustain human life. The special day also serves to remind us — communities, organizations and the government — to protect our environment from soil degradation, which can result from natural or human activities. This year’s theme was “Stop soil erosion. Save our future” and was one of the highlights of the international conference on climate change in Madrid, which will run until Friday. Soil erosion is one of the world’s main environmental threats as it causes the soil to lose its function. The soil provides food, biomass, raw materials, habitats and physical and cultural environments for mankind. Nevertheless, the contribution of soil to climate mitigation has been largely ignored. Soil helps sto...