Title: The need for soil protection legislation at EU level 
Resource Type: document --> policy documents 
Country: Germany 
Language(s): English
Year: 2018 
Author 1/Producer: Umweltbundesamt 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Report/Document number/description: October 2018 
Publisher Country: Germany 
Publisher web link (root): https://www.umweltbundesamt.de
Report / download web link (=direct link): https://www.umweltbundesamt.de/publikationen/the-need-for-so ...  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->policy and regulatory
Short description: The Position paper begins by discussing options on how to further develop EU soil protection law. Compared to the status-quo, strengthening the existing soil protection legislation at EU level would preserve transboundary ecosystem services of soils and also help to effectively implement the ‘land degradation neutrality’ objective. More specifically, the Position paper clarifies the advantages and disadvantages of the two possible regulatory approaches – the holistic/development concept comparable to the Water Framework Directive on the one hand and the sector-related/minimum requirement approach on the other hand. The Position paper further submits specific proposals for the development of EU Soil protection legislation especially with regard to contamination, land take/soil use as well as agriculture. 
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 19/12/2018

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