"Alberta’s 50.5 million acres of agricultural land represents a powerful and yet largely unrecognized tool in the fight against climate change. The same soil that produces our food also has an amazing ability to draw carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere and lock the greenhouse gas (GHG) in the ground. The sequestered CO2 is converted to soil carbon, a crucial element for soil health.
Capturing GHG emissions like CO2 through our soil is a win–win strategy. It restores degraded soils, enhances biomass production, purifies surface and ground waters and offsets emissions from fossil fuels use. Soil carbon can also help mitigate against extreme weather events like droughts, wildfires and floods.