Basque Soil Protection Strategy 2030

Since June 2022, the Basque Country has had its first Basque Soil Protection Strategy 2030 that...

  • Outperforms the traditional approach to contaminated land where the Basque Country is a European benchmark.

  • Provides a holistic approach to soil management.

  • Is a ground-breaking strategy in its focus, both in the Basque Country and in the Spanish State, and also in Europe.

  • Has been coordinated by the Basque Government’s Ministry for Economic Development, Sustainability and the Environment with the involvement of numerous entities.

  • Has an ambitious goal: to avoid soil degradation by means of its sustainable management, while guaranteeing its conservation in terms of health for biodiversity and people. This innovative yardstick for action also sets the vision that all the land of the Basque Country will be managed sustainably by 2050, thus guaranteeing the soil’s long-term health and functions, for its use by future generations.