Soil and the SDGs: 

Challenges and need for action

November 25, 2019-Brussels
November 25, 2019


Site de Tour & Taxis, Havenlaan-Avenue du Port 86C

Brussels,  1000

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About the conference


Soil and the SDGs conference is organised on behalf of the European Commission, and it is an opportunity for policy makers, public institutions, researchers, industry and civil society to come together to exchange knowledge and practices on the implementation in the EU of soil and land-related SDGs, and particularly the Land Degradation Neutrality target.


During this one-day conference with a rich agenda, we will first address the challenges related to soil and land degradation in the EU and then we will explore the opportunities for urgently needed action. Throughout the day, representatives from the EU institutions, the European Environment Agency, the scientific community and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification will provide insights on the issue from different perspectives. Selected Member States will present their cases on the implementation and monitoring of the relevant SDGs.

The conference report is now available, you can download it by clicking on the icon on the right.



Milieu Consulting is responsible for all logistical aspects of the conference.

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This conference is organised within the context of the study 'Providing support in relation to the implementation of soil and
land-related sustainable development goals at EU level
', carried out by Milieu Consulting, Wageningen Environmental Research and Stichting Deltares for the DG Environment.