Webinar “Healthy policies for healthy soil: the Green Deal playing field”
Participate in this webinar on 10 March, at 10.30-13.00 (CET), organised by Legambiente (IT) and Zelena Istra (HR) within the Soil4Life project, in partnership with the European Circular Bioeconomy Policy Initiative.
Soil is both a playground for ecological transition and a natural, basic resource essential for its implementation. The new Soil Strategy presented by the European Commission does not only update the measures and targets of actions already taken but requires a change of vision: Europe must protect its soils and must determine the conditions for keeping soils healthy. This is not the case today: at least two thirds of Europe’s soil is not in a healthy condition.
What to expect?
Among keynote speakers from the European Parliament and the European Commission will be Nathalie Sauze-Vandevyver, Director of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI). She will introduce the EU Mission “Soil Deal for Europe”.
In the panel discussion, Bram Moeskops, Research & Innovation Manager at IFOAM Organics Europe, will present soil protection in the agroecological transition. He will focus on the role of organic farming (the only agroecological approach regulated at EU level) in soil preservation and soil health. He will also outline policy recommendations and show how organic farming and agroecology contribute to improving soil health, fertility and biodiversity, while simultaneously delivering climate change mitigation and other ecosystem services.
Visit the soil4life website for the full programme and registration.