ALL 4 SOIL/SOIL 4 ALL - Bioeconomy for soil regeneration
Soil is a non-renewable resource that is fundamental for the mitigation of climate change: however 60-70% of European soils are not healthy and 25% of land is at risk of desertification in the Mediterranean.
The conference will explore the role of circular bioeconomy as a key tool for soil regeneration, decarbonising the economy and creating value and resources from locally produced waste.
Speakers will connect to a webconference platform and the event will be live streamed. The conference will be held in English.
Chair: Alessia Acampora – Member of Re Soil Scientific Committee
- Laura Vallaro – Italian representative Fridays for Future – Soil for future generations
- Rosa Poch – Chair of the Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils ITPS – Soil to decarbonise the atmosphere
- Arianna Pasa – Research Programme Officer DG Agriculture and Rural Development, Unit B2 – Research and Innovation, The EU Mission Soil Health and Food
- Giuliano Langella, CRISP Research Centre, University of Napoli Federico II, Challenging soil sealing in Europe: an innovative tool
- Catia Bastioli – Novamont CEO, Member of the EC Mission Board for Soil Health and Food – Bioeconomy for soil regeneration and Country Competitiveness
- Roberto Moncalvo – President Coldiretti Piemonte, Board Member Re Soil Foundation – Towards a sustainable agriculture
- S.P. McGrath – BSc, PhD, FISoilSci, Head of Department of Sustainable Agriculture Sciences Rothamsted Research – How land management affects how much Organic Carbon soil can hold
- Nathalie Gontard – Research director in the Agropolymer Engineering and Emerging Technologies Unit at INRAE, Soil health and plastic persistency: biodegradable plastic challenges in waste management
- Massimo Centemero – GD Consorzio Italiano Compostatori – From waste to resources (TBC)
- Lorella Rossi – Manager Technical Area, Consorzio Italiano Biogas – Circular economy in agriculture
- Andrea Magarini – Coordinator Food Policy di Milano – Circual bioeconomy in urban systems
- Damiano Di Simine – Scientific coordinator Soil4life project, Legambiente – Bioeconomy, food sustainability, climate goals are all fed by the same soil: a challenge for people, farms and businesses