About: soil directive

Climate change 12-07-2018

Soil ‘completely underestimated’ in EU climate strategy

While climate change takes a toll on agriculture and land use contributes to warming the planet, soils still find little attention from policymakers in their climate strategies.
Agrifood 13-09-2017

Third of Earth’s soil is acutely degraded due to agriculture

A third of the planet’s land is severely degraded and fertile soil is being lost at the rate of 24 billion tonnes a year, according to a new United Nations-backed study that calls for a shift away from destructively intensive agriculture. EURACTIV's media partner, The Guardian, reports.

Barroso is sacrificing environment law for short-term political gain

Masqueraded as a move to cut red tape for business, the European Commission's 'Refit - Fit for Growth' scheme appears to have environmental regulation firmly in its sights, write authors from three European environmental protection organisations.

Environmental groups hope soil directive will grow out of EU’s 7th green masterplan

In a victory for conservationists, negotiators representing the EU’s three institutions have backed the 7th Environment Action Programme that includes a call to consider legislation governing soil quality throughout Europe.