The Global Symposium on Soil Organic Carbon (GSOC17)will be a scientific meeting, held over three days at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy, on 21-23 March 2017 with 300-500 participants representing all geographical regions and countries of the world.

The specific objectives of the symposium are to:

  1. Examine the current scientific and technical understanding of the role of soils and SOC in the climate system for carbon sequestration and climate adaptation.
  2. Review the potential and limitations of SOC management to contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation, addressing land degradation, and meeting the sustainable development goals.
  3. Review current knowledge on land and soil management impacts on SOC (and SOC stabilization and destabilization mechanisms), including identification of practices that increase SOC.
  4. Enable and strengthen the provision of knowledge on SOC measurement, modeling and management, land degradation, and the interlinkages with other carbon pools to inform upcoming IPCC assessment reports and reports to initiatives addressing land degradation.
  5. Identify knowledge gaps and explore opportunities for collaborative research.
  6. Identify policy options for relevant soil and SOC priorities to encourage the adoption of practices that enhance SOC under national climate change agendas.

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