Vienna Soil Declaration: Soil matters for humans and ecosystems


The world’s highly diverse and dynamic soils provide essential functions and services vital equally to humans and ecosystems. This was the message at the celebration entitled “Achievements and Future Challenges” organised earlier this month by the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the IAEA. At the event, participants proclaimed the ‘Vienna Soil Declaration: Soil matters for humans and ecosystems’, which sets the framework for future research in soil science and links achievements to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and global endeavours to combat climate change. It sends a strong message for The Future We Want.