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Climate change and agriculture: Quantifying carbon stocks in soils and their evolution

Martial Bernoux, Valentin Bellassen, Cristina Petracchi
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FAO elearning Academy
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
Future Food Institute
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This international technical webinar is part of the series organized by the FAO elearning Academy, Agreenium (l’alliance de la formation et la recherche pour l’agriculture, l’alimentation, l’environnement et la santé globale) UN-ESCAP (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific) and Future Food Institute. These webinars are an opportunity for all of us to share experiences and lessons learnt, discuss challenges, and propose innovative solutions and models. They aim to provide a holistic and comprehensive view of current trends in thematic areas related to global challenges, by combining development research and innovation perspectives.

The main objective of these technical webinars is to give practitioners the opportunity to interact with international experts, United Nations officers, University professors, researchers and fellow participants, throughout the world. Webinars can be attended as interactive online sessions on Zoom, where sharing perspectives and asking questions to experts is encouraged. These sessions are also recorded and therefore available at any time, through the FAO elearning Academy: elearning.fao.org.


  • Recognize the tools and methods for quantifying carbon stocks in soils;
  • Understand carbon pricing in connection with the uncertainty of monitoring;
  • Present the upcoming Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on soil and climate.
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Focus Topic:
Land / Water / Resource Management
About the speakers

Martial Bernoux

Senior Natural Resources Officer, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Martial Bernoux is a Senior Natural Resources Officer in FAO’s Office of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environment (OCB), in charge of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) Expert Support Team (NEST), and FAO lead technical officer for the Thematic Working Group on Agriculture, Food Security and Land Use hosted by FAO under the umbrella of the NDCPartnership. Prior to joining FAO, he served in the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD) leading

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Valentin Bellassen

Senior Researcher, French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and the Environment (INRAE)

Valentin Bellassen is a senior researcher in environmental economics and evaluation of public policies at INRAE since 2014. He holds a PhD in environmental sciences (2010) and his current research covers the multi-criteria evaluation of food value chains and the evaluation of policies impacting both agriculture and the environment. He is a specialist in climate economics, with past positions at the Environmental Defense Fund, in the delegation of Papua New Guinea as international negotiator on forests at the United Nations (UNFCCC) and at CDC Climat where he managed the research unit on carbon offsets, agriculture and forestry. He is also an accredited UNFCCC reviewer for national greenhouse gas inventories.

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Cristina Petracchi

Leader of the eLearning Academy

Cristina Petracchi heads the FAO elearning Academy. She manages and coordinates the design, development, delivery and language adaptations of an extensive portfolio e-learning courses and blended learning programmes for the benefit of FAO member countries, and is responsable for the creation of University Masters’ and Post Graduate Degree Programmes. She engages actively in consolidating partnerships across United Nations agencies, academic institutions and universities, regional organizations, CSOs and NGOs, for capacity development initiatives. In addition to a University Degree in Biological Sciences, Ms Petracchi holds a PhD in Nutrition and Food Science, and has several years of experience of capacity development activities, in a number of countries.

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