The Global Assessment of Soil Pollution report and its Summary for Policy makers will be launched via Zoom on 4th June 2021 at 13:30-15:30 CEST (GMT+2).
It will make a valuable contribution to raising awareness of the threats posed by soil pollution and to aligning several international policy frameworks, including the SDGs and multilateral environmental agreements. Furthermore, preventing, addressing, and remediating soil pollution will be critical to the success of the recently declared UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030), the upcoming Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework and the One Health approach.
You can register for the event here.
The report is divided in 14 chapters:
Chapter 1. Setting the scene
Chapter 2. Main soil contaminants and their fate in the soil environment
Chapter 3: Major sources of soil pollution
Chapter 4. Environmental, health and socio-economic impacts of soil pollution
Chapter 5. Global status of soil pollution
Chapter 6. Status of soil pollution in Asia and the Pacific
Chapter 7. Status of soil pollution in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia
Chapter 8. Status of soil pollution in Europe
Chapter 9. Status of soil pollution in Latin America and the Caribbean
Chapter 10. Status of soil pollution in Near East and North Africa
Chapter 11. Status of soil pollution in North America
Chapter 12. Status of soil pollution in sub-Saharan Africa
Chapter 13. Actions to tackle soil pollution
Chapter 14. Summary of key findings and way forward