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ITPS activity report

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European Soil Partnership (ESP) meeting - March 20-21, 2018, Rome FAO HQ, Italy.

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ITPS activity report

  1. 1. Work of the Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils (ITPS) Peter de Ruiter (Netherlands) Rainer Horn (Germany) also on behalf of Luca Montanarella (EU Commission) Gunay Erpul (Turkey) Pavel Krasilnikov (Russian Federation)
  2. 2. ‘Europe’ in GSP European Group European delegation within the
  3. 3. Contents • What is ITPS? • What did ITPS do (2013-2018)? • Future plans 2018-… • Plenary Assembly GSP June, 2018
  4. 4. The Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils (ITPS) was established at the first Plenary Assembly of the Global Soil Partnership held at FAO Headquarters on 11 and 12 of June, 2013. The ITPS is composed of 27 top soil experts representing all the regions of the world. ITPS
  5. 5. NORTH AMERICA • Mr. Dan Pennock (Canada)2 • Mr. Gary M. Pierzynsky (United States of America)2 EUROPE Chair: Mr. Luca Montanarella (EC)2 • Mr. Gunay Erpul (Turkey)2 • Mr. Rainer Horn (Germany) • Mr. Peter de Ruiter (The Netherlands) • Mr. Pavel Krasilnikov (Russian Federation) AFRICA • Mr. Nsalambi V. Nkongolo (Democratic Republic of Congo)3 • Mr. Bhanooduth Lalljee (Mauritius) • Mr. Martin Yemefack (Cameroon) • Ms. Isaurinda dos Santos Baptista Costa (Cape Verde) • Ms. Botle Mapeshoane (Lesotho) ASIA • Mr. Patiram Brajendra (India) • Mr. Sopon Chomchan (Thailand) • Mr. Kazuyuki Yagi (Japan) • Mr. Bahriuloom Amanullah (Pakistan)1 • Mr. Gan-Lin Zhang (China) LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN • Mr. Juan Antonio Comerma (Venezuela) • Mr. Miguel Taboada (Argentina)1 • Ms. Maria de Lourdes Mendonca Santos Breffin (Brazil) • Mr. Fernando Garcia Préchach (Uruguay) • Ms. Oneyda Hernandez Lara (Cuba) NEAR EAST • Mr. Talal Darwish (Lebanon) • Mr. Ahmad S. Muhaimeed (Iraq) • Mr. Saéb AbdelHaleem Khresat (Jordan) SOUTH WEST PACIFIC • Mr. Neil McKenzie (Australia) • Mr. Siosiua Halavatau (Tonga) Composition of the ITPS
  6. 6. The ITPS have the following functions: • provide scientific and technical advice on global soil issues (primarily to the GSP), • advocate for the inclusion of sustainable soil management into different development agendas, • review and follow up the role soil in the contexts of food security, use and management of natural resources, ecosystem services provision, climate change adaptation and mitigation, and other relevant areas, • Review, endorse from a technical viewpoint, and follow up on the implementation of the GSP Plans of Action, • in exceptional cases, when complex technical matters arise, request the Plenary Assembly and the Secretariat to form technical committees aiming to gather specific advice.
  7. 7. IPCC • ITPS is a ‘formal observer’ of IPCC • ITPS and IPCC organized the Global Soil Organic Carbon Symposium in 2017 IPBES • ITPS contributed to the Land Degradation and Restoration Assessment UNCCD-SPI • Together UNCCD-SPI and ITPS established the Global Soil Organic Carbon map (SDG 15.3 Sub-Indicator) • ITPS contributed to the Global Soil Erosion Assessment 4pour1000 • ITPS is ‘formal observer’ in the 4pour1000 Committee for Science and Technology Cooperation with other international advisory bodies
  8. 8. Contents • What is ITPS? • What did ITPS do (2013-2018)? • Future plans 2018-… • Plenary Assembly GSP June, 2018
  9. 9. Main ITPS activities and outcomes • Revised World Soil Charter (2015) • Status of the World Soil Resources Report (2015) • Voluntary Guidelines for Sustainable Soil Management (2017) • Organisation of the first Global Symposium on Soil Organic Carbon (May 21-23, 2017) • Organisation of the first Global Symposium on Soil Pollution (May 2-4, 2018) • Assessment at global level of the impact of Plant Protection Products on soil functions and soil ecosystems (2018) • Supporting the implementation of the GSP Plans of Action and the development of Regional Implementation Plans (ongoing)
  10. 10. • The World Soil Charter (WSC) is a policy instrument adopted by the FAO (1981). • After more than 30 years an update was necessary to • address new soil management related issues, such as pollution, climate change and urban sprawl; • relate soil properties to soil ecosystem functions and services. Revised World Soil Charter (2015)
  11. 11. • The Status of the World’s Soil Resources Report (SSWSR, 650 pp) is a reference document on the status of global soil resources. • The information is based on peer-reviewed scientific literature, complemented with expert knowledge. • It provides a ranking of ten major soil threats that endanger ecosystem functions, goods and services globally and in each region separately. • It describes direct and indirect pressures on soils and ways to combat soil degradation. • The report contains a Synthesis report (94 pp) for policy makers that summarizes its findings, conclusions and recommendations. Status of the World’s Soil Resources Report (2015)
  12. 12. • The Voluntary Guidelines for Sustainable Soil Management (VGSSM) provide technical and policy recommendations on how sustainable soil management can be achieved. • The successful implementation of these guidelines should pave the way to boost soil health. • The guidelines were adopted by the 4th GSP Plenary Assembly (Rome, 25 May 2016), approved by the 25th session of the FAO Committee on Agriculture (Rome, 28 September 2016) and finally endorsed by the 155th session of the FAO Council (Rome, 5 December 2016). Voluntary Guidelines for Sustainable Soil Management (2017)
  13. 13. Assessment at global level of the impact of Plant Protection Products on soil functions and soil ecosystems (2017) • The Assessment of Plant Protection Products on Soil Functions and Soil Ecosystems (APPPS) include analyses and recommendations regarding how to deal with: – Pesticide effects on Soil Organisms – Pesticide effects on Water Quality – Pesticides and Erosion Control • Was released on 2017 World Soil Day (Dec 5th)
  14. 14. Products:
  15. 15. Contents • What is ITPS? • What did ITPS do (2013-2018)? • Future plans 2018-… • Plenary Assembly GSP June, 2018
  16. 16.  ITPS created five working groups for each GSP pillar to contribute to the global and regional implementation plans;  ITPS will prepare an update of the Status of the World’s Soil Resources Report (2025);  ITPS will guide the completion of the new Global Soil Organic Carbon Map by 2018;  Along the recommendations of the GSP plenary assembly, the ITPS will explore the possibility of elaborating a study on the economic benefits of SSM for farmers and other land users. This study could be released by 2020-21, before the second SWSRR in 2025.  Organize, together with other relevant UN panels and organizations, a Global Symposium on Soil Pollution to be held in March 2018. Work Programme 2018-
  17. 17. Products: To be decided To be decidedTo be decided
  18. 18. Preparation of the 2nd “Status of the World’s Soil Resources” report 2025 • Section 6: Regional dimension: – Africa - Botle Mapeshoane (Lesotho) – Asia – Brajendra (India) – Europe – Rainer Horn (Germany) – Latin America and the Caribbean – Juan Comerma (Venezuela) – Near East & North Africa – Talal Darwish (Lebanon) – North America – Dan Pennock (Canada) – South West Pacific (and Antarctica) – Siosiua Halavatau (Tonga) • Conclusions – All EB members 18 • Introduction – All EB members • Section 1: Soil organic carbon – Miguel Taboada (Argentina) • Section 2: Soil erosion – Gunay Erpul (Turkey) • Section 3: Nutrient depletion – Gary Pierzinski (USA) • Section 4: Soil biodiversity – Peter de Ruiter (The Netherlands) • Section 5: Soil information challenges – Neil McKenzie (Australia)
  19. 19. Contents • What is ITPS? • What did ITPS do (2013-2018)? • Future plans 2018-… • Plenary Assembly GSP June, 2018
  20. 20. Rules of Procedure ITPS • ITPS members can serve two terms of 3 years. • Every three years, approximately 50% of the members is replaced by new members.
  21. 21. NORTH AMERICA • Mr. Dan Pennock (Canada) • Mr. Gary M. Pierzynsky (United States of America)2 EUROPE Chair: Mr. Luca Montanarella (EC) • Mr. Gunay Erpul (Turkey)2 • Mr. Rainer Horn (Germany) • Mr. Peter de Ruiter (The Netherlands) • Mr. Pavel Krasilnikov (Russian Federation) AFRICA • Mr. Nsalambi V. Nkongolo (Democratic Republic of Congo) • Mr. Bhanooduth Lalljee (Mauritius) • Mr. Martin Yemefack (Cameroon) • Ms. Isaurinda dos Santos Baptista Costa (Cape Verde) • Ms. Botle Mapeshoane (Lesotho) ASIA • Mr. Patiram Brajendra (India) • Mr. Sopon Chomchan (Thailand) • Mr. Kazuyuki Yagi (Japan) • Mr. Bahriuloom Amanullah (Pakistan) • Mr. Gan-Lin Zhang (China) LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN • Mr. Juan Antonio Comerma (Venezuela) • Mr. Miguel Taboada (Argentina) • Ms. Maria de Lourdes Mendonca Santos Breffin (Brazil) • Mr. Fernando Garcia Préchach (Uruguay) • Ms. Oneyda Hernandez Lara (Cuba) NEAR EAST • Mr. Talal Darwish (Lebanon) • Mr. Ahmad S. Muhaimeed (Iraq) • Mr. Saéb AbdelHaleem Khresat (Jordan) SOUTH WEST PACIFIC • Mr. Neil McKenzie (Australia) • Mr. Siosiua Halavatau (Tonga)
  22. 22. Thank you for your interest! http://www.fao.org/global-soil-partnership/en/

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