The Global Soil Biodiversity Symposium (GSOBI21) will focus on the theme, ‘Keep soil alive, protect soil biodiversity.’ The Symposium will seek to fill knowledge gaps and promote discussion among policy makers, food producers, scientists, practitioners and other stakeholders on solutions to live in harmony with nature, and ultimately, achieve the SDGs through the conservation and sustainable use of soil biodiversity.
This event will be a fully-virtual science-policy meeting. It is jointly organized by the UN FAO and its Global Soil Partnership (GSP), the Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils (ITPS), together with the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative (GSBI) and the Science-Policy Interface of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (SPI UNCCD).
The Global Soil Biodiversity Symposium was originally scheduled to take place from 10-12 March 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was postponed and will now take place as a virtual event.
dates: 19-22 April 2021
location: Rome, Lazio, Italy (virtual)