The European Soil Strategy for 2030 by the European Commission has set the foundations for an overarching approach to the protection of soils in Europe. In this scientific opinion paper, the German Environment Agency (UBA) lays down its key recommendations for the upcoming Soil Health Law. Feedback on legislative options is provided and experience gained in Germany in the past years on soil protection and restoration is shared. Knowing the outstanding importance of soils for human and ecosystem health, UBA strongly agrees that a new binding European legislative framework on soils with high ambition is urgently needed.
Scientific Opinion Paper
Silvia Pieper, Joerg Frauenstein, Harald Ginzky, Frank Glante, Detlef Grimski, Pia Kotschik, Kirstin Marx, Annegret Biegel-Engler
German Environment Agency
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