Prepsoil webinar takes place on June 13 and June 18. Image: © 2022-24 PREPSOILSource: © 2022-24 PREPSOIL

Prepsoil announces a webinar on smart financing for Living Labs and Lighthouses

The first of two webinar events organized as part of the Prepsoil Project will be held on June 13. Main topic: solutions for Living Labs and Lighthouse farms, which are key players in the development of soil best practices
PREPSOIL promuove la nascita di una biblioteca online sulla salute del suolo. Immagine:  PREPSOIL

Prepsoil is creating an online library on soil health

The Knowledge Hub is an initiative implemented as part of the European Prepsoil project with the goal of building a multilingual online library to aggregate soil knowledge by engaging the communityby
The initiative targets multiple soil professionals from Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Spain and France. Photo: PREPSOILprepsoil

Prepsoil survey reveals knowledge of soil health among stakeholders

There is time until Feb. 29 to participate in the soil health knowledge survey launched by PREPSOIL, the project funded by the Horizon Europe program
To build sustainable carbon cycles, technologies for nature-based solutions capable of bringing organic matter back into the soil are essential. PHOTO: Matteo BerlengaMatteo Berlenga

The States General of the Soil return to Rimini

The date is for November 9th. Objective: to create an opportunity for discussion between the academic and institutional actors, involved in defining best practices in favor of the soil. Two sessions and dozens of experts are scheduled
The 17 new research projects funded by the European Commission will serve to achieve some of the objectives of the EU Soil Mission.EU Commission

Mission Soil, the EU Commission allocates €90 million for 17 research projects

The approved projects will help to restore soil health, protecting biodiversity and food production. 314 research centers will be involved, coming from 32 countries. A further step to achieve the 2030 objectives of the Mission Soil
The figure emerges from an analysis released together with the proposed Soil Directive presented by the EU Commission in early July. Photo: Sébastien Bertrand Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)Sébastien Bertrand Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

A sustainable soil pays off as enefits exceed costs by 1.7 times, EU says

The figure is included in the Impact Assessment accompanying the proposed EU Soil Directive. Between now and 2060, the sustainable management of the continent's land will generate a positive balance of EUR 320 billion
In the EU, says the European Environment Agency, the economic benefits from the restoration of continental ecosystems amount to approximately EUR 1,860 billion. Photo: Jacek Karczmarz Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0)Jacek Karczmarz Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Environment restoration in the EU is worth almost 2 trillion euro

This is reported in a briefing by the European Environment Agency, which also calculates the return on investment for terrestrial ecosystems: every euro spent guarantees an economic return of between 8 and 38 euros
Living labs are in fact essential tools for the development of good land management practices. PHOTO: Matteo BerlengaMatteo Berlenga

Three webinars help build living labs for soil health

The initiative takes place within the European project NATI00NS. The three webinars, each with its own focus, are scheduled for June 22, June 29 and July 6. Common objective: to stimulate applications for EU Mission Soil calls and to develop Living Labs capable of developing repeatable actions in favor of soil health
Data from the Joint Research Centre snapshot the health of the continental soil showing numbers in line with past predictions. Photo: François Molle/IRD Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)François Molle/IRD Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

61% of European soil is unhealthy, JRC confirms

Joint Research Centre data snapshot the health of continental soils, showing numbers in line with past predictions. Organic carbon reduction, biodiversity loss and peatland deterioration are the most widespread problems
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Green deal, new EU targets approved for carbon sequestration

The European Parliament approved the revision of the regulation relating to the LULUCF (Land use and forestry sector). By 2030, the sector will have to guarantee the absorption of 310 Mt of CO2, 15% more than today. Expected binding obligations for all EU Member States