2 - 11 November, Glasgow and online
WWF Pavilion

From the ground up: soil health for climate change mitigation, resilience and food system transformation

Hosted by CIFOR-ICRAF, IICA, UNCCD, wbcsd, WWF, Aliance Biodiversity International and CIAT

Despite the multiple proven benefits that improved soil health provides – not only for food security and farmers´ livelihoods, but also for climate resilience and greenhouse gas mitigation – significant challenges remain to advancing action on the ground. Coordinated contributions from multiple stakeholders are vital for halting and reversing the degradation that is currently occurring on over a third of the Earth´s surface and affecting 3.2 billion people.

This event will highlight the perspectives of different actors on soil health, the ways in which they are taking action to contribute to its improvement, and the impacts that their soil-focused work is having on productivity, climate, nature, and people.  It will also highlight some of the key gaps and challenges that need to be overcome, and showcase a burgeoning initiative born out of the Food Systems Summit Process, the Coalition of Action for Soil Health (CA4SH), which will bring actors together to mobilize investment and strengthen the enabling environment for soil health whilst contributing to the goals of the Paris Agreement, Agenda 2030 and the Land Degradation Neutrality targets.