Global Symposium on Soil Biodiversity

April 19, 2021 - 9:00am to April 22, 2021 - 3:00pm(PDT/PST)

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Global Symposium on Soil Biodiversity (GSOBI21), ‘Keep soil alive, protect soil biodiversity’ will be a science-policy meeting, fully virtual that will take place from 19-22 April 2021. Due to its new format and the time difference between the different regions of the world, adjustments have been made to the current agenda. 

The overall aim of the Global Symposium on Soil Biodiversity (GSOBI21) is to review the role of soil biodiversity and ecosystem services in tackling environmental problems, and to drive actions towards the implementation of the World Soil Charter along with the Voluntary Guidelines for Sustainable Soil Management. Specifically, the symposium outcomes will provide evidence to support actions to protect soil biodiversity and promote its sustainable use and management by addressing the underlying causes of soil biodiversity loss and enhancing implementation of sustainable practices. 

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