Soil as a non-renewable resource is a fundamental part of Europe’s natural capital. It ensures food provision and water purification, organic carbon storage and a habitat for a vast amount of diverse biological communities. However, European soils are under increasing pressure due to soil sealing, pollution, intensive agriculture and climate change.
The European Environment Agency published today
Sustainable and healthy soils are an integral part of the European Green Deal and are addressed under the measures of the common agricultural policy.