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Soil Health Benchmarks definition:

The contributions of ecosystems (i.e. living systems) to human well-being.

Haines-Young, R. and Potschin, M. (2018) Common international classification of ecosystem services (CICES) V5.1 and guidance on the application of the revised structure. Available at: https://cices.eu/resources/%0A%0A.

Political definition:

Indirect contributions of ecosystems to the economic, social, cultural and other benefits that people derive from those ecosystems.

European Commission (2023) Proposal for a Directive on Soil Monitoring and Resilience. Available at: https://environment.ec.europa.eu/publications/proposal-directive-soil-monitoring-and-resilience_en.

Related terms: Provisioning, Regulation and Maintenance, Cultural

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