THE IDEA

Most of us believe that soil has always been there and always will be, providing the food we need and the landscape we enjoy. However, our soils are in crisis. Few, if any, truly understand the complex nature of this crisis or the cost of getting this wrong. We urgently need to find solutions or risk reaching a tipping point.

 

THE PROBLEM

In spite of the vast and expanding number of organisations working to understand and improve soil management, soil health is declining. Much research and campaigning is focused on areas of special interest, with debates recycled within sector silos. We need a common initiative to channel collective knowledge and drive forward shared goals that can translate into policy.

 

THE OBJECTIVE

The ultimate objective is to hold a Step-Change ‘Soils in Crisis’ Conference. This will be action-oriented with engagement at all key levels. It will establish tangible and measurable outcomes aimed at benchmarking soil recovery. It will commission a report that will do for soils what the Stern Review did for climate change. This breakthrough report will assess the risk of reaching the tipping point in soil sustainability and the economic cost of getting this wrong.

 

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Soils in Crisis - Towards a Step Change Conference on Soil Health

TIMELINE

COMMITMENT MEETING

16th December 2016 at Yeo Valley HQ

Chaired by Rebecca Pow MP

 

PARLIAMENTARY RECEPTION

22nd May 2017 at the Terrace Pavillion, House of Commons

A gathering of leaders and catalysts who will be instrumental in effecting positive change, securing future soil health and the economic viability of our living environment.

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Parliamentary copyright images are reproduced with the permission of Parliament

 

STEP-CHANGE CONFERENCE

Spring 2018

This will establish tangible and measurable outcomes to benchmark national soil recovery and commission a report that will do for soils what the Stern Review did for climate change.

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