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Global Symposium on Soil Pollution (GSOP18)- Report on the outcomes just published!

The Global Symposium on Soil Pollution (GSOP18), held on 2 – 4 May 2018 at FAO HQ in Rome, convened more than 500 participants, including environmental leaders, scientists and policy makers to discuss the issue of soil pollution and how to address it as a global threat.
The outcome document has just been released and is available here 

The symposium is the first step in implementing the Voluntary Guidelines for Sustainable Soil Management in terms of preventing and reducing harmful substances in soil as a way to maintain healthy soils and food safety in accordance with the Sustainable Development Goals. Specifically, the symposium outcomes should provide scientific evidence to support actions and decisions to prevent and reduce soil pollution for increased food security and nutrition, and ecosystem services, and promote the remediation of polluted sites.

The details and the side events you may wish to find here

  • Launch of the book "Water pollution from agriculture: a global review"
  • Tackling soil pollution in Europe. Policies, indicators and assessments
  • Moving the global soil pollution agenda forward: Implementing the UN Environment Assembly resolution on addressing soil pollution
  • Training on bioavailability of contaminants in soil: Considerations for human health risk

The posters and the presentations are here

Please find the list of sub-themes presented:

Sub-theme 1.1: Drivers of soil pollution in agricultural fields

Sub-theme 1.2: Drivers of soil pollution in non-agricultural soils

Sub-theme 2.1: Soil pollution and food safety

Sub-theme 2.2: Risk assessment of soil pollution on the environment and human health

Sub-theme 3.1: Monitoring soil pollution

Sub-theme 3.2: State of the art of remediation techniques of polluted sites

Sub-theme 4.1: Developing policies and setting thresholds for addressing soil pollution

Sub-theme 4.2: Case studies at global, national and regional scales

Sub-theme 1.2: Drivers of soil pollution in non-agricultural soils

Sub-theme 2.2: Risk assessment of soil pollution on the environment and human health

Sub-theme 3.2: State of the art of remediation techniques of polluted sites