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Speakers at last week's high-level stakeholder consultation conference on the EU’s long-term strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions lamented the fact that the importance of soil in climate change, global warming and prosperity is severely underestimated in EU policy.
Andrea Kohl, Programme Director at the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) and speaker at the conference, is quoted as saying “Soil is a completely underestimated issue when we talk about climate change”*.
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