The European Commission has adopted the new EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 and an associated Action Plan (annex) – a comprehensive, ambitious, long-term plan for protecting nature and reversing the degradation of ecosystems.
It aims to put Europe’s biodiversity on a path to recovery by 2030 with benefits for people, the climate and the planet. It is also the proposal for the EU contribution to the upcoming international negotiations on the global post-2020 biodiversity framework.
The European Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 is part of the European Green Deal.
Main elements of the Strategy for 2030
The Strategy contains specific commitments and actions to be delivered by 2030, including:
- Establishing a larger EU-wide network of protected areas on land and at sea
- An EU Nature Restoration Plan
- A set of measures to enable the necessary transformative change
- Measures to tackle the global biodiversity challenge
Research and Innovation key driver of the biodiversity strategy
EU research and innovation (R&I) is key to achieving the Biodiversity Strategy goal of healthy and resilient ecosystems by 2030. It enables a transformational change that engages all sectors of European society and economy. Investing in research, innovation and knowledge exchange worldwide is key to collect the more useful data and develop the best nature-based solutions.