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Title: People4Soil: sign the citizens' initiative to save the soils of Europe!
Current status: Insufficient support
Commission registration number: ECI(2016)000002
Date of registration: 12/09/2016
Registration language: EN / Other languages available: BG CS DA DE EL EN ES ET FI FR HR HU IT LT LV MT NL PL PT RO SK SL SV
Subject-matter: Soil is one of the most strategic resources of Europe, as it ensures food security, biodiversity conservation and climate change regulation. It's time to protect the soils of Europe.
Main objectives: Recognize soil as a shared heritage that needs EU level protection, as it provides essential benefits connected to human well-being and environmental resilience; develop a dedicated legally binding framework covering the main soil threats: erosion, sealing, organic matter decline, biodiversity loss and contamination; integrate soil related UN Sustainable Development Goals into EU policies; properly account and reduce greenhouse gases emissions from the farming and forestry sectors.
Provisions of the Treaties considered relevant by the organisers: Article 191 of the EC Treaty
Organisers / Members of citizens' committee:
  • Representative: Cosimo Damiano DI SIMINE -
  • Substitute: Marta MESSA -
  • Other members: Bernward Paul Hermann GEIER, Maria Isabel ALBA LINHARES BRANCO, Solène DEMONET, Victoriano GONZÁLVEZ PEREZ, Albertus BUIZER
Draft legal act:
Sources of support and funding:

Last update: 08/02/2017

Name of sponsor Date[1] Amount in EUR[2]
Legambiente Onlus 29/06/2016 20,000
Fondazione Cariplo 29/06/2016 70,000
Lehmann natur GmbH 03/01/2017 5,000
Naturschutzbund Deutschland e.V. 08/02/2017 5,000

Total amount of support and funding: €100,000
Date when the contribution was received. In case of in kind contributions, date when the in kind contribution started.
Actual amount of funding provided or estimated value of in kind contribution.