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Unleashing Soil Organic Carbon: Outcome document now available!

This document presents the main outcomes of the Global Symposium on Soil Organic Carbon (GSOC17) held at FAO headquarters (Rome, 21-23 March 2017).


It presents key messages intensively discussed and developed by the GSOC17 participants and subsequently reviewed and synthesized by the Scientific Committee. The GSOC17 Outcome Document highlights maJor issues and future directions regarding Soil Organic Carbon preservation and enhancement in research, practice and policy. 

This outcome document, “Unlocking the potential of soil organic carbon”, will be submitted through appropriate channels to, among others, the 13th Conference of the Parties (COP13) of the UNCCD, COP23 of the UNFCCC, the GSP Plenary Assembly, the FAO Council, and COP14 of the Convention on Biological Diversity, and it will be made available to the IPCC for consideration at its Sixth Assessment Report scoping meeting.

Outcome document | GSOC17 website