Articles | Volume 2, issue 2
SOIL, 2, 111–128, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2-111-2016

Special issue: Soil science in a changing world: contributions of soil science...

SOIL, 2, 111–128, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2-111-2016

Forum article 07 Apr 2016

Forum article | 07 Apr 2016

The significance of soils and soil science towards realization of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Saskia D. Keesstra et al.

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Soil science, as a land-related discipline, has links to several of the UN Sustainable Development Goals which are demonstrated through the functions of soils and related ecosystem services. We discuss how soil scientists can rise to the challenge both internally and externally in terms of our relations with colleagues in other disciplines, diverse groups of stakeholders and the policy arena. To meet these goals we recommend the set of steps to be taken by the soil science community as a whole.