Preventing and Remediating Degradation of Soils in Europe – RECARE Final Policy Conference
What is the best way forward for soil protection in the EU? How can we improve EU policies to secure the delivery of soil ecosystem services? These questions will be at the core of the final conference of the RECARE project to take place on 27 September 2018 in Brussels.
Further information on the agenda and a registration form are available at the RECARE-HUB.
The conference will present project findings on:
- effective strategies for prevention and remediation of soil threats and their uptake among land managers
- the impacts of European policies, and
- options for future policy responses
The event will offer an opportunity to discuss how RECARE results can influence the design of future European policies on soil protection.
Soils in European Union are a vital environmental resource in need of better protection. Despite the wide recognition of the importance of soils, soil protection efforts in European Union have been partial, fragmented and insufficient to halt their degradation. Calls for improving this situation have increasingly come from scientists, policymakers, non-governmental organisations and citizens. The discussions and negotiations around the design of European policies for post-2020 period offer the opportunity to improve the current situation.
Within the RECARE project, Ecologic Institute leads WP9 where an integrated impact assessment of European and national soil and land use-related policies and strategies is carried out, and policy recommendations for improving policy coherence and integration are developed. In addition, Ecologic contributes to stakeholder engagement (WP4) and the dissemination of project results (WP11), as well as provides inputs to other WPs.