Make Europe recognize soil as a common good - Sign and share People4Soil’s European citizen’s initiative
The aim of the People4Soil initiative is to have soil recognised as a common good by putting pressure on the European institutions to adopt specific legislation on soil protection. At the moment, soil is not subject to a coherent set of rules in the Union: the proposal for a Soil Framework Directive was withdrawn in May 2014 after it ran into a blocking minority in the Council for eight years. Existing EU policies in other areas are not sufficient to ensure an adequate level of protection for all soils in Europe. Europe should recognize soil as a common good that is essential for our lives and must take on the sustainable management of soil.
Following recognition as a European Citizens' Initiative (ECI), People4Soil is now working to collect 1 million signatures. When 1 million citizens have done so People4Soil will exercise the civil right to recommend EU legislation via the European Citizen’s Initiative.
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Further information on the People4Soil key demands can be found here.
People4Soil is a free and open network of European NGOs, research institutes, farmers’ associations and environmental groups that is concerned about the increasing degradation of soils both in the EU and at global level.