One million signatures to stop land take and soil degradation: this is the minimum target of the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) ‘People4soil’, launched 22 September in Turin.
A European Citizens’ Initiative is a formal request to the European Commission to propose a legislation on soil protection. The citizens’ initiative has to be backed by at least one million EU adult citizens, which can sign the petition through the official website www.people4soil.eu. The petition has a duration of 12 months, from 12 September 2016 to 11 September 2017.
The People4soil initiative is actively supported by Eurosite and many other organisations and networks, inviting the European Commission to “recognise soil as a shared heritage that needs EU level protection and develop a dedicated legally binding framework covering the main soil threats.”
Will you help us collect as many signatures as we can?! More information is available on the ‘People4soil’ website.