The FAO’s Global Soil Partnership is pleased to invite you to the Webinar on soil governance that will take place on Wednesday 13 January 2021 from 15:00 to 16:30 CET online (Zoom platform).
The Webinar will coincide with the launch of SoiLEX, a global database on national legislation on soil that aims to facilitate access to existing legal instruments and to bridge the gap between soil stakeholders. The new online platform facilitates the search for national soil legal instruments, the understanding of legal areas relevant to soil management and protection as well as the exchange of experiences in soil governance between countries and regions.
|13 JANUARY 2021 | 15:00 – 16:30 CET
15:00-15:10 | OPENING REMARKS | Mr Eduardo Mansur, Director Office of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environment, FAO (tbc)
15:10–15:20 | Good Governance for sustainable soil management: How to do it? Dr Harald Ginzky, Lawyer of Umweltbundesamt, Germany
15:20–15:35 | The importance of Soil Awareness for developing Soil Protection Law, Dr Irene Heuser, Chair, Specialist Group on Soil, Desertification and Sustainable Agriculture, IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law
15:35–15:50 | Strengthening institutions and national capacities, Dr Oliver C. Ruppel, Director and Professor of Law, Development and Rule of Law Programme (DROP), Stellenbosch University, South Africa
15:50–16:00 | FAO’s technical assistance on sustainable land management, Ms Margret Vidar, Legal Officer, FAO
16:00–16:10 | Global Soil Partnership efforts to promote soil governance from the global to the national level, Mr Hugo Bourhis, International Consultant, FAO GSP
16:10–16:25 | Panel discussion and Q&A
16:25–16:30 | CONCLUSION, Mr Ronald Vargas, FAO Global Soil Partnership
Moderator: Mr Ronald Vargas, FAO Global Soil Partnership
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