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Digging into Soil for Food Security and Climate: A Green Tea Chat With Rattan Lal, 2020 World Food Prize Winner

Date & Time

Feb. 3, 2023
9:30am – 10:00am ET


The COP21 climate change negotiations in 2015 were unique, in that soil carbon and agriculture were on the agenda for the first time. The COP27 in Egypt featured a cornucopia of formal and side events discussing policy, voluntary actions, and science needed to address food and climate issues, including carbon sequestration in soil and crops. 

As part of our Cultivating U.S. and Chinese Climate Leadership on Food and Agriculture, we are sitting down for a chat (with tea!) with the 2020 World Food Prize Winner Dr. Rattan Lal (OSU). He was awarded the prize for developing a soil-centric approach to increasing food production that conserves natural resources and mitigates climate change. We will be digging deep into the science and potential climate action around soil, particularly in the United States in China.


Rattan Lal

Rattan Lal

Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science, the Ohio State University

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China Environment Forum

Since 1997, the China Environment Forum's mission has been to forge U.S.-China cooperation on energy, environment, and sustainable development challenges. We play a unique nonpartisan role in creating multi-stakeholder dialogues around these issues.  Read more

Science and Technology Innovation Program

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Environmental Change and Security Program

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