This Protocol has been adopted in implementation of the Alpine Convention as regards soil protection. The Protocol consists of the following Chapters: (I) General Provisions; (II) Specific Measures; (III) Research, Education and Information; (IV) Implementation, Control and Valuation; (V) Final Provisions. The Protocol pursues the sustainable and efficient maintenance of soil, since it represents a vital element for mankind, animals, plants and micro-organisms. The measures to be undertaken by the Parties in compliance with these provisions shall guarantee the sustainable use of soil, especially when exploited in agriculture, pastoralism and forestry. To this end, the Parties undertake to set up throughout the Alpine territory areas to be subject to a permanent monitoring system (article 21).
Implements: Convention on the protection of the Alps (Alpine Convention) and Annexes, Salzburg 7 November 1991. (1991-10-14)