In order to response of the CPC Central Committee and the State Council for the ecological environment protection of the Yangtze River Economic Zone and the protection and remediation of the Yangtze River, focusing on the regional soil environment and ecological remediation national needs and discipline development, the "Soil Environment and Ecological Remediation Seminar in the Yangtze River Economic Zone" was held at Institute of Soil Science, CAS on November 28, 2020.
Prof. Yongming Luo conducted and introduced the background of the conference, reviewed the "Symposium on the Development of the Soil Environmental Science and Technology Innovation Action Plan for the Yangtze River Economic Zone" held in Nanjing on April 20, 2018. The major scientific research needs for soil ecological environmental protection remediation in the Yangtze River Economic Zone were sorted out, and the specific goals and work arrangements for this seminar were put forward. Subsequently, representatives of the 11 provinces, cities, and relevant state departments participating in the meeting introduced the main soil environmental issues in the Yangtze River Economic Zone, soil environmental governance-related actions, plans and policies, soil pollution prevention and control, risk control and soil remediation related work, and the "The 14th Five-Year Plan" soil environmental protection research and application requirements and suggestions. Finally, the participating experts conducted a lively discussion and reached a consensus on future work.
This seminar brought together the scientific and technological strengths of soil ecological environmental protection and restoration from 9 provinces and 2 cities in the Yangtze River Economic Belt, scientific research institutions of relevant ministries and commissions, Chinese Academy of Sciences and many other institutions. Through this in-depth communication and discussion, the main soil environmental issues in the Yangtze River Economic Zone have been further clarified, soil environmental governance actions, plans and policies in various regions, as well as the ongoing soil pollution prevention and control, risk management and control and ecological restoration work related to the "14th Five-Year Plan". During the period, scientific research on soil environmental system protection and remediation in the Yangtze River Economic Zone laid a better foundation.