|Author (Corporate)||European Commission: DG Environment|
|Series Details||COM (2020) 380|
Communication published by the European Commission on 20 May 2020, which sets out s Strategy aimed at protecting nature and reversing the degradation of ecosystems.
The plan's main objective is to put Europe's biodiversity to recovery by 2030, and it sets out ways to implement existing legislation more effectively, as well as new commitments, measures, targets and governance mechanisms. The include:
This Biodiversity Strategy aims to tackle key drivers of biodiversity loss. It proposes to, among others, establish binding targets to restore damaged ecosystems and rivers, improve the health of EU protected habitats and species, bring back pollinators to agricultural land, reduce pollution, green our cities, enhance organic farming and other biodiversity-friendly farming practices, and improve the health of European forests. Funding of around €20 billion/year is to be unlocked for biodiversity through various sources, including EU funds, national and private funding.
The Strategy is closely linked with Farm to Form (2F2) Strategy (launched on the same day) and the overall European Green Deal, of which it is a core element.
The Council of the European Union adopted a set of conclusions concerning this Strategy on 23 October.
|Subject Tags||Natural Resources|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|