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Sixth working session of the ITPS

During 20-24 March 2017, ITPS members convened its sixth working session at FAO HQ in Rome, Italy.

14/04/2017

As part of the session, ITPS members actively participated in the Global Symposium on Soil Organic Carbon, which was the core activity agreed with IPCC and SPI-UNCCD during the 5th ITPS working session in 2016.

In a nutshell, the session focused on the follow up activities after GSOC17, the progress review of the workplan 2016-2017 and 2017-2018, including the establishment of the editorial board for the preparation of the Status of the World’s Soil Resources report by 2020. Also, it included a review on the development of the Global Soil Organic Carbon map, the collaboration with other UN panels, the preparation of a global assessment of the impact of plant protection products on soil functions and soil ecosystems. 

The complete report of the session is available here.

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