coming soon: global soil biodiversity report
The 14th Conference of the Parties (COP14) of the United Nations (UN) Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) met in Sharem El-Sheikh, Egypt, 17-29 November 2018 and requested a report on soil biodiversity. For more details on the request click here - see pages 40-41, sections 21, 22, and 23B.
The report is the result of a mandate from the CBD to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN to assess the state of knowledge of soil biodiversity.
The report is being produced in collaboration with the Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils, the Global Soil Partnership, the Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative, the CBD, and the European Commission.
Date to be submitted: early 2020