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International Forum: Soils, Society & Global Change Celebrating the Centenary of Conservation and Restoration of Soil and Vegetation in Iceland 31 August - 4 September 2007, Selfoss, Iceland. Main Conclusions. Andres Arnalds Soil Conservation Service Iceland . Don ’t Forget the Soil!.
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Soils, Society & Global Change
Celebrating the Centenary of Conservation and Restoration of Soil and Vegetation in Iceland
31 August - 4 September 2007, Selfoss, Iceland
Soil Conservation Service
Don’t Forget the Soil!
a century of soil conservation
Elaborate on the synergistic roles of soil conservation and vegetation restoration in meeting local, regional and global environmental and social challenges,
and highlighting the importance of soil as the vital common denominator achieving global, regional and local goals related to:
Climate Change, Biodiversity, Water Supply, Food Security, Poverty Reduction and Peace
1. Setting the Stage: Global, Regional and Local Perspectives
2. Healthy Soils - Supporting Food Security, Water Provision, Poverty Reduction and Biodiversity
3. Mitigating Climate Change Through Restoration of Degraded Land
4. Creating an Enabling Environment
Soil Stewardship and Land Care
Synergies - Soil Management and the MEAs
Knowledge Management and the Role of SLM Indicators for better decision making
Improving Legislation and Policy Frameworks through Capacity Building
Carbon Sequestration and Land Restoration
A risk to our future
Iceland - showcase for both
destruction and restoration
of natural resources
Desertification in a
The erosion front
Same area 16 years later
Seed sand stabilizers
The life in the soil
The water holding capacity
The interconnected ecosystems
The release of C to atmosphere
Soil is the vital but missing link between the Conventions. Let´s build the bridges
1. Outdated data & information
Action plan was outlined
No harm if well managed – but ...
We were paying
at both ends!
WG 4. Recommendations: Capacity-Building for Legal and Policy Development
1,6 billion tons
by revegetation and
of the tools for first
Carbon sequestration is an integral part of any land restoration activity
Iceland only “Kyoto country” that has elected “revegetation (+ the green Japan)
The polluter pays?
Fertility – Agriculture -
Income - Recreation -
Ecosystem restoration -
– Biodiversity - Water
Need to add revegetation into post- Kyoto CDM
* Add tools for restoration
A key to Global Sustainability
Linking Landcare with Climate, Biodiversity, Water, Food Security, Poverty Reduction and Peace