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European chapter of the 2. edition of the Status of the World's Soil Resources report in preparation

The ESP Chair, the European members of the Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils (ITPS), and the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC) are leading the preparation of the European chapter of the second edition of the Status of the World's Soil Resources report, to be published in 2025.

Rosa Poch, chair of the ITPS, reported at the ESP plenary assembly in June 2024 about the writing process. The Europe chapter will be reviewed by ITPS members, JRC and EEA as min authors, which then also allows ESP members to channel their comments. The full draft will be made available once the review process is kicked off.

The SWSR is a reference document on the status of global soil resources that provides regional assessments of soil change. The information is based on peer-reviewed scientific literature, complemented with expert knowledge and project outputs. It provides a description and a ranking of ten major soil threats that endanger ecosystem functions, goods and services globally and in each region separately. Additionally, it describes direct and indirect pressures on soils and ways and means to combat soil degradation.

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