The first action area is linked to “natural capital” – from fertile soil and productive land and seas to fresh water and clean air – as well as the biodiversity that supports it. Natural capital includes vital services such as pollination of plants, natural protection against flooding, and the regulation of our climate. Policy must commit to halt biodiversity loss and preserve the marine environment. The sustainable use of land includes the protection of soil as well as forest resources. The programme sets out the need for more effective action to protect oceans and seas, safeguard fish stocks, and reduce marine litter.
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