To mark the International Year of Soils 2015 the Directorate General for Environment of the European Commission organises a conference on 'Healthy Soils for Feeding the Planet and for Climate Change Adaptation' at the Universal Exposition EXPO2015 in Milan (Italy) on 20 October 2015, 10:30 - 16:30hrs.

This event aims at raising awareness on the importance of healthy soils for a healthy life and to address European and global challenges.  At European level, in the General Union Environment Action Programme to 2020 the EU committed to address soil degradation, including by identifying threats to soil.

The conference is strongly embedded into the Expo's theme 'Feeding the planet, Energy for Life' and consists of two sessions: the first session addresses the crucial role of soil in climate change adaptation, also in the context of Climate Change negotiations (UNFCCC COP 21) in Paris in autumn of this year; the second session focuses specifically on the links between healthy soil and food security and agriculture.

To attend this conference please access the registration page . Since the number of seats is limited, access to the event is by invitation only and previous mandatory registration. You will receive a confirmation by e-mail. Upon request, a limited number of EXPO entrance tickets valid for 20 October is available to attend the conference. They will be given to registered participants, ensuring a broad stakeholder representation, on a first-come-first-served basis.

Conference programme (updated regularly)

The video trailer about the RECARE project is selected by the organisers of the conference and will be screened during the program on October 20th in the conference room in EU Pavilion, at 13:30.