In May 2014 the European Commission withdrew its Directive proposal for a Thematic Strategy for Soil Protection, following an 8-year period of unsuccessful negotiations for its approval. The current European Commission does not intend to act upon this thematic strategy, which therefore confirms EU Member States lack of attention towards soil. Given the lack of impulse from European citizens and their representatives, the European Commission will not attempt to eliminate obstacles that Member States are squeezing in between all legislation regarding soil, land and landscape. For this reason, the Salviamo Il Paesaggio (‘Save the Landscape’) Forum is appealing for people to sign the Europeans Citizens Initiative (ECI) people4soil (https://people4soil.eu/en).
1.EXPERIENCES: Organic Certification in Italy
2.NEWS FROM THE SIP FORUM:
3.NEWS ON SOIL AND EUROPEAN INSTITUTIONS: Lobbying in Brussels: Transparency?4.WE ARE NOT ALONE!
- Other European states’ experiences: Airport in Vienna: good news!
- 4 per 1000 initiative: 2017 Activities