Why was the Soil Framework Directive withdrawn?

Why was the Soil Framework Directive withdrawn?

Proposal formally withdrawn

On 21 May 2014 the Commission formally withdrew its proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for the protection of soil and amending Directive 2004/35/ECOfficial Journal of the European Union

What were the objectives of the Soil Framework Directive?

Soil protection makes environmental and economic sense for many reasons. Healthy soil is essential for food production, water quality, the wellbeing of humans and animals, construction, timber and biodiversity. It also helps soak up carbon for climate change mitigation.

The Commission adopted a Soil Thematic Strategy and a proposal for a Soil Framework Directive ('SFD') in September 2006 6 with the objective to protect soils across the EU. Soil Thematic Strategy

That sounds like a sensible thing. Why did the UK and other member states obje

Subscription Form

Already a subscriber? Login
RELX (UK) Limited, trading as LexisNexis, and our LexisNexis Legal & Professional group companies will contact you to confirm your email address. You can manage your communication preferences via our Preference Centre. You can learn more about how we handle your personal data and your rights by reviewing our  Privacy Policy.

Related Articles:
Latest Articles:

Access this article and thousands of others like it free by subscribing to our blog.

Read full article

Already a subscriber? Login