Title: Soil: worth standing your ground for. Arguments for the Soil Framework Directive 
Resource Type: document --> public information 
Country: European Union 
Year: 2011 
Availability: Based on a publication “Bodenschutz – Argumentationshilfe für eine EURahmenrichtlinie” brochure III/2010 of the German League for Nature and Environment (DNR) Translation: Anthea Heyes 
Author 1/Producer: European Environmental Bureau (EEB) 
Other Authors/Producers: German league for nature and the environment (DNR) 
Author / Producer Type: Non-governmental organisations 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.eeb.org/EEB/?LinkServID=1D2DA6F8-B28F-78BB-6E212D ...  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->policy and regulatory
Short description: DNR and EEB believe it is high time for European member states to revise their position on Europe’s role on soil protection. Soil is the basis of all our food and fibre production and plays an essential role in water purification, waste decomposition and climate mitigation. It therefore must be regarded as a natural resource of strategic importance which should be protected adequately and used efficiently throughout Europe. The reality however is that Europe is losing this natural asset, thereby jeopardising Europe’s food security and its ability to deal with the consequences of climate change. This brochure summarises the latest scientific evidence and builds the case for a common European approach to soil protection. It also explains the aims of the European Soil Directive, as well as proposes improvements to it. 
Link to News Items(s):   None of the arguements of the countries blocking the Soils Directive draft stand up to scrutiny say two campaign groups
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 20/10/2011

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