Proposal for a Directive - COM(2023) 416, Impact Assessment Report - SWD(2023) 417, Executive Summary of the Impact Assessment Report - SWD(2023) 418, Guidance on EU Funding Opportunities for Healthy Soils - SWD(2023) 423
Healthy soils are essential for achieving climate neutrality, a clean and circular economy, reversing biodiversity loss, providing healthy food, safeguarding human health, and halting desertification and land degradation.
All documents - EU soil strategy for 2030.
Soil is a fundamental natural resource that influences numerous policy areas. It is not only vital for a healthy environment but also essential to agriculture, and indeed the entire food sector.
The objective of this Commission Staff Working Document containing guidelines on best practice to limit, mitigate or compensate for soil sealing is to provide information on the magnitude of soil sealing in the European Union (EU), its impacts and examples of best practice.
Soil - the hidden part of the climate cycle