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Low carbon label: Terres Inovia is committed

23 May 2019

On April 23, 2019, the Ministry of Ecological Transition and Solidarity and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food launched​​​​​​​ the low-carbon label, the first carbon certification framework adopted by France.

This label allows all local actors who develop projects to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions or sequester carbon to certify these reductions in order to mobilize innovative financing linked to carbon offsetting. This is an opportunity to be seized for virtuous projects in the agricultural world, which are all the more economically valuable because they also provide environmental benefits other than the fight against climate change.

The institute, a partner in collective efforts and projects in preparation

Terres Inovia participated in the "Club Climat Agriculture" led by I4CE (Institute for Climate Economics) where the context and content of this methodological framework for forestry and agriculture were discussed.

Today, Terres Inovia and its partners are setting up regional projects that will be able to meet this low-carbon label, in particular with agrosystems that include legumes, and will be all the more attractive because, in addition to low GHG emissions, they will also be favorable to the environment on many other criteria.

In addition to providing much needed plant proteins (for consumers or animals), pulses reduce GHG emissions by not fertilizing the hectares of their crops and by reducing the amount of nitrogen fertilizer to be applied to the following or associated crops. Terres Inovia is also working to improve CO2 storage in agricultural soils within innovative cropping systems, notably through intercropping or partially intercropping cash crops, and through crops that add carbon to the soil such as rapeseed.

For more information, see the three documents at the end of the article on the low-carbon label, climate change and the advantages of seed legumes.

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