- Submitted by: Iceland
- Topic: Green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication
- Location: Iceland
- Date of completion: 2003
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- This voluntary initiative came from Green economy policies, practices and initiatives
The Soil Conservation Plan
Description/achievement of initiativeThe Soil Conservation Plan (2003-2014) sets goals for mitigation of land degradation and decertification, revegetation of eroded land, and attaining sustainable land use.
Source: The Icelandic Government
The parliament of Iceland launched a comprehensive programme, giving the Soil Conservation Service of Iceland an operational framework for the period 2003-2014. This programme sets goals for mitigation of land degradation and decertification, revegetation of eroded land, and attaining sustainable land use. The main tools for the programme's achievements were described, and financing improved substantially, mainly for halting desertification, extending farmer involvement in healing the land, and by establishing a new land care incentives programme that was mainly intended for projects at the communal or co-operative level.