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Tutzing Conference: Soils, Food Security, and Sustainable Land Management

11 February 2015 - 13 February 2015

The Evangelische Akademie Tutzing in cooperation with: Biovision – Foundation for Ecological Development, Zurich (CH); German Federal Environment Agency (UBA), Dessau-Roßlau (D); Global Soil Forum – Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam (D); and the Millenium Institute, Washington DC (USA)

The Tutzing conference is a further step in the transition process towards sustainable soil and land management initiated by the IASS Global Soil Forum. The UN Open Working Group of the General Assembly on Sustainable Development Goals has issued its proposal for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This proposal will be the main basis for integrating the sustainable development goals into the post-2015 development agenda that will be adopted in September 2015. Goal 15 directly relates to the protection, restoration, and promotion of the sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, and the reversal of land degradation. Goal 2 calls for the achievement of food security and promotion of sustainable agriculture. Goal 17 focuses on strengthening means of implementation and revitalizing global partnership for sustainable development.
The Tutzing conference will focus on the possible means of implementation of the SDGs, including the enabling environment, related to soils and sustainable land management at all levels of governance. Monitoring, accountability, and reporting of the sustainable use of soils and land management will be addressed. In addition, a set of actions (road map) to
enhance and facilitate implementation (at different levels) will be developed. Experiences in soil protection measures and land rehabilitation, good governance in this field, and the role of civil society will be discussed.
All interested stakeholders in soils, food security and sustainable land management are invited to come to Tutzing at Lake Starnberg, Germany to debate these issues and next steps. Representatives from all levels of government, NGOs, agriculture, and other sector of economy, politics and international bodies, scientists, private sector representatives
as well as people active in raising soil awareness are welcome. It will be a great opportunity to network and disseminate experiences.

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11 February 2015
13 February 2015
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Evangelische Akademie Tutzing
Schloss-Strasse 2+4
Tutzing, 82327 Germany
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