SOIL

CHALLENGES & TARGETS

SOIL

CHALLENGES & TARGETS

Alpine soils are highly vulnerable to climate change and at the same time face pressures from land- use, land-take and soil sealing. Soil also has an important role for climate mitigation: It is an important carbon pool. The preservation of soil is crucial, because only healthy soils can store the carbon. All these facts provide a clear and comprehensive view: The preservation of Alpine soils is crucial. Only healthy soils can store carbon and the Alpine area includes many specifically carbon-rich soil types like peatland, moorland or wetland areas. Both quality and quantity of these soils need to be protected by reducing pressures on Alpine soils originating from increasing demand for space for traffic, housing, economy and leisure and at the same time from agricultural and forestry practices which are a threat to soil preservation.

Targets:

There is no more additional (net) land-take and land sealing. Brown field re-development approaches have been strengthened to protect Alpine-specific soils and their services.

Alpine soil quality is improved. Especially wetlands and peatlands including riparian forests are re- established as CO2-sinks in the Alps. Soil erosion is avoided to maintain the function of Alpine soils for mountain agriculture and other sustainable uses.

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Alpine soils are highly vulnerable to climate change and at the same time face pressures from land- use, land-take and soil sealing. Soil also has an important role for climate mitigation: It is an important carbon pool. The preservation of soil is crucial, because only healthy soils can store the carbon. All these facts provide a clear and comprehensive view: The preservation of Alpine soils is crucial. Only healthy soils can store carbon and the Alpine area includes many specifically carbon-rich soil types like peatland, moorland or wetland areas. Both quality and quantity of these soils need to be protected by reducing pressures on Alpine soils originating from increasing demand for space for traffic, housing, economy and leisure and at the same time from agricultural and forestry practices which are a threat to soil preservation.

Targets:

There is no more additional (net) land-take and land sealing. Brown field re-development approaches have been strengthened to protect Alpine-specific soils and their services.

Alpine soil quality is improved. Especially wetlands and peatlands including riparian forests are re- established as CO2-sinks in the Alps. Soil erosion is avoided to maintain the function of Alpine soils for mountain agriculture and other sustainable uses.

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Alpine soils are highly vulnerable to climate change and at the same time face pressures from land- use, land-take and soil sealing. Soil also has an important role for climate mitigation: It is an important carbon pool. The preservation of soil is crucial, because only healthy soils can store the carbon. All these facts provide a clear and comprehensive view: The preservation of Alpine soils is crucial. Only healthy soils can store carbon and the Alpine area includes many specifically carbon-rich soil types like peatland, moorland or wetland areas. Both quality and quantity of these soils need to be protected by reducing pressures on Alpine soils originating from increasing demand for space for traffic, housing, economy and leisure and at the same time from agricultural and forestry practices which are a threat to soil preservation.

Targets:

There is no more additional (net) land-take and land sealing. Brown field re-development approaches have been strengthened to protect Alpine-specific soils and their services.

Alpine soil quality is improved. Especially wetlands and peatlands including riparian forests are re- established as CO2-sinks in the Alps. Soil erosion is avoided to maintain the function of Alpine soils for mountain agriculture and other sustainable uses.

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