Global Soil Partnership

Presentations to the Fifteenth ITPS Working Session

15-17 November 2021, online (Zoom platform)

Item 1: Opening of the meeting

  • Adoption of the Agenda and Timetable
  • Election of Rapporteur

Item 2: Cooperation with SPI, 4per1000, others

Item 3: Decisions of the 9th GSP Plenary Assembly concerning the ITPS, welcoming of new ITPS member

  • Welcoming to the new ITPS member
  • Assessment of the economic benefits of sustainable soil management (SSM) for farmers and other land users

Item 4: Report of the work performed since the 14th working session

a. SOC working group 

  • Technical manuals
  • Remediation and management project
  • NETSOBI work plan
  • Global Soil Biodiversity Observatory

Item 4: Continuation

  • Global Symposium on Salt-Affected Soils
  • INSAS 
  • Global Symposium on Soils for Nutrition 2022
  • Implementation plan of the Fertilizer Code

c. Black soils working group 

  • Report of the Global Status of Black Soils
  • Available GloSIS data products: Global Soil Salinity Map (GSSmap) and Global Soil Organic Carbon Sequestration Potential Map (GSOCseq)
  • Progress on Global Soil Erosion Map (GSERmap)
  • Progress on Global Black Soil Distribution Map (GBSmap)
  • Brainstorming on soil nutrient budget maps

Item 5: ITPS Letters

  • Letters under development (soil sealing, soil education and awareness)
  • New letters

Item 6: Protocol for Sustainable Soil Management

Item 7: Discussion on the 2nd Edition of the SWSR Report

  • Table of content
  • Data
  • Invited authors
  • How to use the information of the Global Assessments

Item 8: Soil awareness raising and World Soil Day

Item 9: Any other business

Item 10: Date and venue of the next meeting

Item 11: Closure of the meeting

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