EU biodiversity strategy 2020 in a nutshell
The European Commission has published a Brochure and a Factsheet containing the most important information on the EU Biodiversity strategy to 2020.
On 3 May 2011, the European Commission adopted a new strategy to halt the loss of biodiversity and improve the state of Europe’s species, habitats, ecosystems and the services they provide over the next decade, while stepping up the EU’s contribution to averting global biodiversity loss. It lays down the policy foundations for EU-level action over the next ten years.
In the foreword of the brochure European Commissioner for the Environment Janez Potočnik says: “With this new strategy, the EU is striving to ensure that its natural capital is managed sustainably for the benefit of future generations. Biodiversity has been one of my top priorities since taking up office and I will do all in my power to make sure that the ambitious targets set in the new strategy are reached.”
The strategy will be implemented through a Common Implementation Framework involving the European Commission and Member States in partnership with key stakeholders and civil society.
The brochure can be found here.
The factsheet can be found here.