BIOSCHAMP & the EU Soil Strategy 2030
In December 2021, the EU Commission made public the latest “EU Soil Strategy” until 2030, setting out a framework and measures to protect and restore soils, and ensure that they are used sustainably:
Too few know that the thin layer that lies below our feet holds our future. Soil and the multitude of organisms that live in it provide us with food, biomass and fibres, raw materials, regulate the water, carbon and nutrient cycles and make life on land possible. It takes thousands of years to produce a few centimetres of this magic carpet –
Our ambition to make all soils healthy by 2050 is essential to fight climate change, ensure our forests are healthy, our water clean and our land rich, fertile and resilient. We are taking decisive action to protect and nurture this non-recoverable natural resource, which we cannot afford to lose.
The thin layer that lies below our feet is literally the basis for our
existence. It is the foundation for 95% of the food we eat. Soil is a living ecosystem that is key for life on the planet and that holds our future. It is high time it gets the legal protection it deserves.