12 March: 13:00 – 15:00 (lunch event)
Soil pollution is one of the greatest environmental problems of our time, even though it has long been neglected. It transcends borders and poses a serious risk to human health and well-being, food safety and security, and to the environment as a whole. For these reasons, the prevention, reduction and remediation of soil pollution requires a joint effort from all stakeholders. The UN Environment, in partnership with FAO and its Global Soil Partnership are advancing the directives set forth under the UNEA-3 resolution on combatting soil pollution. The objective is to fill the knowledge gaps and provide innovative solutions to prevent and reduce soil pollution.
The UNEA-4 Side Event aims to bring together governments, the private sector and civil society to share ideas on innovative, impactful and replicable solutions in the agricultural and industrial sectors, learn about the successful ‘tipping-points’ that have made the difference and how to scale up these actions. This event is the subsequent step on the road to a pollution-free future.
Organizers and Partners: UN Environment, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, International Fertilizer Association, CropLife International
UN Environment Technical Expert: Abdelkader.firstname.lastname@example.org