Title: Soils, Society & Global Change: Proceedings of the International Forum Celebrating the Centenary of the Conservation and Restoration of Soil and Vegetation in Iceland, 31 August-4 September 2007, Selfoss, Iceland
Editors: BIGAS Harriet
Publisher: OPOCE
Publication Year: 2009
JRC N°: JRC50243
ISBN: 978-92-79-11775-6
ISSN: 1018-5593
Other Identifiers: EUR 23784 EN
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC50243
DOI: 10.2788/84964
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: The International Forum on Soils, Society & Global Change was held from 31 August to 4 September 2007 in Selfoss, Iceland. The aim of the Forum was to explore the synergistic roles of soil conservation and vegetation restoration in meeting local, regional and global environmental and social challenges, and to propose recommendations and action plans for achieving these goals. The Forum was hosted by the Soil Conservation Service of Iceland, in partnership with Icelandic and international agencies, organizations and universities. It marked the centenary of organized soil conservation and land restoration in Iceland. With its extensive problems of land degradation and desertification, and its numerous success stories in halting severe soil erosion and in restoring damaged land, Iceland provided an excellent venue to discuss and evaluate the role of soils in sustaining society and environment. This book comprises the addresses and keynote papers given at the Forum and reports on the outcomes from plenary and working group discussions. The Rapporteur¿s overview outlines some of the main issues of the Forum, and finally, the book proposes a Programme for Action agreed to by the Forum participants.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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