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Economic Assessment of Soil Deterioration

September 2003 to April 2004
Soil is the basis of all economic and cultural activities; however, this "fundamental" economic value of soil is barely recognised. As part of a project for the European Commission, Ecologic and the French Geological Survey (BRGM) will therefore estimate the economic consequences that the continued degradation of European soils implies. Read more

A European Strategy for Soil Protection

29 April 2004

In Bavaria, various initiatives and projects to support sustainable land use have been carried out. These activities, as well as best practices from selected Member States were presented and discussed at a workshop on the planned European Strategy for Soil Protection. The event on behalf of the Free State of Bavaria was also a contribution towards the Environmental Conference of...Read more


Service for the Provision of Advanced Geo-Information on Environmental Pressure and State (SAGE)

February 2003 to October 2004
Policy makers increasingly need accurate and timely information to meet reporting requirements linked to environmental legislation and decision making. This project explored the extent to which Earth Observation (EO) services can help meet the special reporting requirements of two important European Union (EU) environmental policy areas, namely the Water Framework Directive (WFD) and the Soil Protection Initiative (SPI). Read more

Land Use - Strategies, Instruments and Measures for Nature Conservation

June 2003 to November 2003
Land consumption in Germany, which is caused mainly by the construction of transportation infrastructure and new housing projects, currently stands at the alarmingly high rate of 130 ha a day. Funded by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) and in cooperation with the Leipniz Institute for Ecological and Regional Development (IÖR), Ecologic is analyzing the contribution of nature protection policy to reducing and managing the demand for land use in Germany. At the centre of this research lie the instruments of nature conservation policy, such as the creation of protected areas, the European Flora and Fauna Directive, Environmental Impact Assessment and landscape planning. Read more

Common Forum on Contaminated Land

November 2002
15 November 2002
The "EU Common Forum on Contaminated Land" was initiated in 1994 and provides a discussion forum for experts from all EU Member States and Accession Countries. Main topics are the develoment of strategies for the treatment of contaminated sites and for land recycling. Key aspects of the 9th meeting of the Forum in November 2002 at Berlin are the Groundwater Directive, Environmental Liability, Soil Policy, Sustainable Landuse, the 6th RTD Framework Program and two EU research projects (EUGRIS, METROPOLIS). Read more

Sustainable Soil Protection in Germany

January 1999 to March 2000

Aiming at the generation of a concrete concept of sustainable soil protection, the analysis of the current situation of soil protection and the development of options for further actions to be taken in the field of soil protection policy in Germany, this project elaborates a set of criteria and principles for sustainable soil use.

The objective of this study is to develop a precise concept of sustainable soil protection, to analyse the current situation of soil protection and to develop options for further actions to be taken in the field of soil protection policy in Germany. For theRead more


Scientific Basis for a Precautionary Soil Protection

September 1999 to November 1999
This project's report outlines the existing opportunities for extensive precautionary soil protection from a scientific point of view. It will be a part of the expert report "Possibilities for an Extensive Soil Protection" of the Scientific Advisory Council for Soil Protection of the German Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.Read more

Soil Protection Policies within the European Union

9 November 1998 to 11 November 1998
The objective of the workshop "Soil Protection within the European Union", which took place on 9 - 11 November 1998 in Bonn, is to present and to discuss the different strategies and options for protecting soils on the European level. This is the first time that the development of soil protection policies is treated as a separate policy area and that it makes the subject of an European workshop. Read more


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