The European Commission, through DG Environment (Unit D1 Land Use & Management) is working in a new initiative on Soil Health in order to contribute to the overall goals of the European Green Deal, to existing EU medium- and long-term policy objectives for 2030 and 2050, and particularly to the vision that all soil ecosystems should be in healthy condition by 2050.
The project LIFE AgRemSO3il has contributed with a comment to the call for evidence launched in this regard. This is a participatory process targeted to public and stakeholders on the Commission’s future legislative work so they can provide feedback on the Commission’s understanding of the problem and possible solutions and give any relevant information.
The comment summarises some project results and states that the use of ozone in agriculture is not allowed at present, and there is a legal gap regarding its application for remediation purposes. The results of the project can provide new views for an open debate and also help to underpin any decision-making process regarding farm soils’ remediation.
Link to the info on the initiative: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/have-your-say/initiatives/13350-Soil-health-protecting-sustainably-managing-and-restoring-EU-soils/details/F2918431_en