Soil governance in Greece: A snapshot Article

Schismenos, S, Emmanouloudis, D, Stevens, GJ et al. (2022). Soil governance in Greece: A snapshot . 6 10.1016/j.soisec.2022.100035

cited authors

  • Schismenos, S; Emmanouloudis, D; Stevens, GJ; Katopodes, ND; Melesse, AM



  • For thousands of years, soil resources in Greece have been a critical underpinning of local socio-economies. However, soil threats are increasing rapidly, primarily due to human activity and the impacts of climate change. Greek and other European state governments have established legal frameworks to protect soil, but there is a great need for centralization and harmonization with European Law. This chapter highlights the importance of integrated soil governance frameworks that could be applied at the regional or international level while also supporting public engagement and local focus. It also considers the urgent need to address erosion - a major threat to soil resources in Greece that affects local well-being, environmental sustainability and heritage sites.

publication date

  • March 1, 2022

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