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Eurosoil 2020: 20th anniversary of the European Confederation of Soil Science Societies

24-28 August 2020 - Geneva

The conference of the European Confederation of Soil Science Societies (ECSSS)

Eurosoil 2020 will take place in Geneva (Switzerland) in 24-28 August 2020. As the conference of the European Confederation of Soil Science Societies (ECSSS), Eurosoil is the soil voice of Europe. Eurosoil 2020 aims at tackling  among others the environmental, social, economical and public pol­icy goals related to / impacting soil use and services. 

In line with the Eurosoil2020 theme “Connecting People and Soil”, the conference program will be structured around selected Sustaina­ble Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. 

The 4p100 initiative and DesertNet International session for the upcoming EUROSOIL 2020

This session is organised around the soil-related topic of the Sustainable Development Goal n°13 (SDG13) CLIMATE ACTION

Agricultural fields: Opportunities and limits of carbon and water storage 

This session on soil organic carbon (SOC) sequestration in agricultural land is framed in SDGs  to promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation. SOC sequestration is a tool for an effective transition to sustainability and climate change adaptation and mitigation. This is challenging in regions with water scarcity, as the process and benefits may be not that evident. The session pretends to answer the following questions:

- How long does it take to recognize the benefits of increased SOC?

- How SOC sequestration in soils improves the ability to withstand droughts?

- What are the limits of SOC sequestration in a given edaphoclimatic context?

The answers will help to design financial aid to accompany land users in their transition to land sustainability. This session should be of interest to scientists, and policy and decision-makers. It is supported by two multi-stakeholder networks:

Desertnet International (

The 4p1000 Initiative ( They will promote the participation of their members and associates and will look for testimonies of policy-makers and land users.


We invite you to send your contributions to this session.


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