A world soils agenda: Discussing international actions for the sustainable use of soils

Hurni, Hans; Meyer, Konrad (eds.) (2002). A world soils agenda: Discussing international actions for the sustainable use of soils. Berne: Geographica Bernensia

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Promoting sustainable forms of natural resource management is a challenge land users are unable to tackle solely on their own initiative. Soil and land degradation remains an unresolved problem of global environmental change. There is a need for concerted international action that directly addresses this issue at the global level. A discussion of action to promote the sustainable use of soils and land took place in a working group established by the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) in 1998. The present publication reports on the results of this discussion and proposes that the international community establish a ‘world soils agenda’ that will enable the scientific community, international institutions and their national partners to work together towards the common goal of safeguarding soils and land as resources central to our own survival as well as the Earth’s biological wealth.

Item Type:

Book (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Geographies of Sustainability
10 Strategic Research Centers > Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

UniBE Contributor:

Hurni, Hans

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics

ISBN:

3-906151-59-x

Publisher:

Geographica Bernensia

Language:

English

Submitter:

Stephan Schmidt

Date Deposited:

25 Jul 2016 10:25

Last Modified:

25 Jul 2016 10:25

Additional Information:

See also the document published in 2006: Soils on the global agenda

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.85055

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/85055

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