Title: Putting soils on the agenda: the three Rio Conventions and the post-2015 development agenda
Authors: MONTANARELLA LucaLOBOS Ivonne
Citation: CURRENT OPINION IN ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY vol. 15 p. 41–48
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCI LTD
Publication Year: 2015
JRC N°: JRC97309
ISSN: 1877-3435
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cosust.2015.07.008
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC97309
DOI: 10.1016/j.cosust.2015.07.008
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Soils are considered across the Rio Conventions and while some advances have been made in the past two decades, implementation remains lacking and soil-related issues persist. This calls for a more integrated approach for the implementation of the Conventions. Similarly, soils will play a key role to achieve the post-2015 development agenda and can be found across the proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This cross-cutting role is not being sufficiently acknowledged in the negotiations. Putting soils on the policy agenda will depend on a major shift in the discussion to recognize that soils underpin a wide range of services and should, therefore, be protected for future generations. Concerted efforts for advocacy within the post-2015 development agenda need to focus on keeping soils on the agenda and on making proposals for the effective implementation and monitoring of the SDGs.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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