The relevance of sustainable soil management within the European Green Deal
A paper by Dr Luca Montanarella, SIEUSOIL advisory board member & Dr Panos Panagos
The new European Green Deal has the ambition to make the European Union the first climate-neutral continent by 2050.
The European Commission presented an ambitious package of measures within the Biodiversity Strategy 2030, the Farm to Fork and the European Climate Law including actions to protect our soils.
The Farm to Fork strategy addresses soil pollution with 50% reduction in use of chemical pesticides by 2030 and aims 20 % reduction in fertilizer use plus a decrease of nutrient losses by at least 50%.
The new EU Soil Observatory will be collecting policy relevant data and developing indicators for the regular assessment and progress towards the ambitious targets of the Green Deal.