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|Title:||Legal frameworks for soil protection: current development and technical information requirements|
|Authors:||KIBBLEWHITE Mark; MIKO Ladislav; MONTANARELLA Luca|
|Citation:||CURRENT OPINION IN ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY vol. 4 p. 1-5|
|Publisher:||ELSEVIER SCI LTD|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|Abstract:||Protection of soil resources is a priority for policy makers concerned with future food security and biodiversity conservation. Current global, continental and national progress with legal frameworks and supporting technical information is reviewed. Better soil monitoring information is needed to support new investment in, targeting of, and evaluation of soil protection measures. Some but not all soil monitoring methods are adequate. Spatial risk estimation is essential for assessing the economic costs and benefits of soil protection and to target risk mitigation. However, while qualitative vulnerability assessments are available, substantial challenges remain to support quantitative risk assessment and evaluation. More reliable information is required about the efficacy of options for soil protection for different soils under different land use and management scenarios.|
|JRC Directorate:||Sustainable Resources|
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