Soil functions

Environmental, economic, social and cultural functions of natural and artificial soil: (a) biomass production, including in agriculture and forestry; (b) storing, filtering and transforming nutrients, substances and water; (c) biodiversity pool, such as habitats, species and genes; (d) physical and cultural environment for humans and human activities; (e) source of raw materials;(f) acting as carbon pool; (g) archive of geological and archeological heritage.

Source: Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for the protection of soil and amending Directive 2004/35/EC

Dernière mise à jour le 08.06.2015