CAOS - Climate Smart Agriculture on Organic Soils

Organic soils store a major share of the world's soil organic carbon and have widely been drained for agricultural cultivation, turning them into a strong source of greenhouse gases (GHG). How can Europe's drained organic soils be managed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enhance adapted agricultural use at the same time?

The CAOS project and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences host the

International Conference on Climate Smart Agriculture on Organic Soils
23-24 November 2017
Uppsala, Sweden


The meeting aims for the exchange of current research results both from natural and social sciences. We welcome oral presentations and posters on experimental and modelling studies at all scales targeting GHG emissions, water quality and biomass production. We encourage presentations on economic analyses of such systems and the design and evaluation of policy measures such as subsidy schemes.
Researchers, policy makers and practitioners are all invited to present and discuss current work.

Information and registration:
Conference flyer: CAOS conference  invitation 1.pdf
Deadline for registration and abstract submission: 22 September 2017
Proceedings of the conference:

The CAOS project and the Thünen-Institute host the

International Workshop
Setting the course for EU policies on peatland climate mitigation
6 December 2017
Representation of Lower Saxony to the European Union
Rue Montoyer 61, B-1000 Bruxelles


The aim of the workshop is to debate the effects of the current agricultural, climate and nature protection policies on peat soil cultivation. We will also discuss how to overcome bottlenecks in terms of legal issues and support policies on the European scale regarding peatland climate mitigation.

Information and registration:
Deadline for registration: 03.11.2017