Climate change poses a number of threats to soils in Europe. As a follow-up to the high-level June 2008 conference on soil and climate change a group of European scientists were asked by the Commission to assess the contribution soils can make to climate change mitigation and the effect of climate change on soil productivity and organic matter depletion. The objective of the CLIMSOIL study is to provide a more complete understanding of the link between soil under different land uses and climate change through a comprehensive literature review and expert contributions.
The objective of the European Union's Thematic Strategy on soil protection is to ensure that Europe’s soils remain healthy and capable of supporting human activities and ecosystems.
The CLIMSOIL report (December 2008)