Support the People4Soil initiative
One million signatures to stop land take and soil degradation: this is the minimum target of the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) ‘People4Soil’, launched on 22 September in Turin.
A European Citizens’ Initiative is a formal request to the European Commission to propose legislation on matters where the EU has competence to legislate – in this case, soil protection. A citizens’ initiative must be backed by at least one million EU adult citizens.
You can sign the petition on the official website www.people4soil.eu from 12 September 2016 to 11 September 2017.
The People4Soil initiative is actively supported by ECNC and many other organizations and networks, and invites the European Commission to ‘recognize soil as a shared heritage that needs EU-level protection and develop a dedicated legally binding framework covering the main soil threats’.
More information is available on the People4Soil website.