The biodiversity strategy aims to put Europe’s biodiversity on the path to recovery by 2030 for the benefit of people, climate and the planet.
In the post-COVID-19 context, the strategy aims to build our societies’ resilience to future threats such as
- the impacts of climate change
- forest fires
- food insecurity
- disease outbreaks - including by protecting wildlife and fighting illegal wildlife trade
The strategy contains specific commitments and actions to be delivered by 2030.
Establishing a larger EU-wide network of protected areas on land and at sea
The EU will enlarge existing Natura 2000 areas, with strict protection for areas of very high biodiversity and climate value.
Launching an EU nature restoration plan
Through concrete commitments and actions, the EU aims to restore degraded ecosystems by 2030 and manage them sustainably, addressing the key drivers of biodiversity loss.
As part of this plan, the Commission will propose binding nature restoration targets by the end of 2021.
Introducing measures to enable the necessary transformative change
The strategy highlights unlocking funding for biodiversity, and setting in motion a new, strengthened governance framework to
- ensure better implementation and track progress
- improve knowledge, financing and investments
- better respecting nature in public and business decision-making
Two online tools track progress in implementing the strategy
- an online actions tracker provides up-to-date information on the state of implementation of the strategy’s many actions
- a targets dashboard shows progress to the quantified biodiversity targets set by the Strategy, at the EU level and in the Member States