Title: Updated Inventory and Assessment of Soil Protection Policy Instruments in EU Member States 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> report 
Country: EU Projects 
Language(s): English
Year: 2017 
Author 1/Producer: Eco-Logic, Berlin, Germany 
Other Authors/Producers: EC DG Environment 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Report/Document number/description: Final Report 08 February 2017 
Publisher Country: European Union 
Publisher web link (root): http://ec.europa.eu/environment/soil
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://ec.europa.eu/environment/soil/pdf/Soil_inventory_repo ...  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->policy and regulatory
Short description: Limited evidence was identified in this study to suggest that across Europe, at the national level, action has been taken to address the weaknesses identified in EU law. In some Member States mechanisms exist that address EU level gaps, in particular to define contaminated sites, coordinate action on historic contaminated sites and the identification of contaminated sites. Some Member States have also put in place comprehensive soil protection legislation. For the majority of countries, however, it was concluded that coverage of key weaknesses and issues at EU level was partial. In some Member States coordinated action on soil protection and soil threats appeared to be lacking.  
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 04/03/2017