|Author (Corporate)||European Commission|
|Series Details||COM (2021) 699|
Communication published by the European Commission on 17 November 2021, setting out a new strategy aimed at securing healthy soils across the European Union (EU).
This strategy sets a framework with measures for the protection, restoration and sustainable use of soils, and proposes a set of voluntary and legally binding measures. It aims to increase the soil carbon in agricultural land, combat desertification, restore degraded land and soil, and ensure that by 2050, all soil ecosystems are in a healthy condition. The strategy calls for ensuring the same level of protection to soil that exists for water, the marine environment and air in the EU, and it also vows to mobilise societal engagement and financial resources, shared knowledge. Finally, it aims to promote sustainable soil management practices and monitoring.
|Subject Tags||Natural Resources|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|