Usama Saleem1 and *Zareen Batool1

1Institute of Soil and Environmental Sciences, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan


This abstract provides a concise overview of the crucial role soil plays in mitigating climate change through carbon sequestration. Soil, often overlooked in the context of climate change discussions, is a dynamic and essential component of the Earth's carbon cycle. It acts as both a source and sink for carbon, influencing the balance of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Understanding the mechanisms that govern soil's carbon sequestration capacity is vital. Healthy soil ecosystems with diverse microbial communities are adept at storing carbon in stable organic matter. Sustainable soil management practices, including no-till farming, cover cropping, agroforestry, and organic farming, can enhance carbon sequestration potential. By exploring the link between soil health and carbon storage, this topic underscores the significance of biodiversity in soil ecosystems and the impact of land use and management decisions. Additionally, the role of wetlands in carbon sequestration is discussed, emphasizing the importance of preserving these critical ecosystems. This abstract serves as a reminder that soil is a crucial player in the fight against climate change. By recognizing soil's potential, implementing sustainable land management practices, and conserving ecosystems like wetlands, we can enhance its carbon sequestration capacity and contribute to global climate change mitigation efforts.


Keywords: Soil, Carbon sequestration, Climate change, Soil health, Greenhouse gases, Soil management, Carbon sink, Sustainable agriculture, Top of Form

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