Factsheet: Soil protection (COM(2006)231)

Soil protection (COM(2006)231)

Key Information


Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
COM(2006)231: Thematic Strategy for soil protection
The Thematic Strategy for Soil Protection of 2006 consists of a Communication from the Commission to the other European Institutions, a proposal for a framework Directive, and an Impact Assessment. COM(2006)231 sets the frame. It established a ten-year work program for the European Commission. The proposal for a framework Directive (COM(2006) 232) sets out common principles for protecting soils across the EU. Within this common framework, the EU Member States will be in a position to decide how best to protect soil and how use it in a sustainable way on their own territory. Meanwhile this proposal was blocked by Member States in 2010. The Strategy itself is still ongoing.
Principles for soil protection.
Responsible Authority: 
DG Environment


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