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Document 52021DC0699

Initiative summary:
Healthy soil is essential to meet the climate and biodiversity objectives of the European Green Deal. The 2030 EU Biodiversity Strategy announced the update of the EU Soil Thematic Strategy to address soil and land degradation and achieve land degradation neutrality by 2030. To achieve this goal, soil fertility has to be protected, erosion and sealing reduced, organic matter increased, contaminated sites identified, degraded soils restored and their good ecological status defined.
EuroVoc thesaurus:
politique de l'environnement de l'UE; biodiversité; changement climatique; économie circulaire; politique forestière; stratégie de l’UE; utilisation des terres; amélioration du sol; secteur agricole; pollution du sol; protection du sol; désertification
  • Documents:
    Ares(2021)4426340 (Factual summary report of the public consultation)
    Ares(2020)6391319 (Roadmap)
    Leading service:
    Directorate-General for Environment
    Planned adoption period:
    01/07/2021 - 30/09/2021
    Check the status of this initiative on the Better Regulation Portal
    • Consultation type:
      Stakeholder feedback
      Consultation duration (weeks):
      4
    • Consultation type:
      Public consultation
      Consultation duration (weeks):
      12
    • Consultation type:
      Stakeholder feedback
      Consultation duration (weeks):
      4
  • Documents:
    COM/2021/699 final (Communication)
    Staff working document
    Leading service:
    Directorate-General for Environment