EU risks ‘missing the boat’ on soil health, experts warn

All EU member states are “highly likely” to miss a 2050 aim for no net land take, while soil quality continues to be overlooked in European policy, an audience heard at a debate on the UN sustainable development goals.

All EU member states are “highly likely” to miss a 2050 aim for no net land take, while soil quality continues to be overlooked in European policy, an audience heard at a debate in Brussels on the UN sustainable development goals.

“Nearly all of the UN sustainable development goals rely or depend on soil functions,” said Saskia Keestra from Wageningen Environmental Research. Despite the importance of soil, however, those functions feature relatively little in EU policy or member state policy, she added. 

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