SHORT INFO: What’s next for the EU2020 strategy to protect biodiversity?

EU2020What’s it about in short: The author men­tions tar­gets for the remain­ing five years towards the EU2020 strategy.

When was it released: Octo­ber 16, 2015

By whom: Sanya Khetani-Shah

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Short extract:

The EU Bio­di­ver­sity Strat­egy to 2020 was endorsed by the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion, the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment and Mem­ber States in 2010 to take action on the key causes of bio­di­ver­sity loss and degra­da­tion of ecosys­tem ser­vices (namely, poor imple­men­ta­tion of exist­ing laws, dete­ri­o­ra­tion and loss of ecosys­tems, unsus­tain­able agri­cul­ture, unsus­tain­able fish­eries, inva­sive alien species and the eco­log­i­cal foot­print of the EU).

The goal is to halt the loss of bio­di­ver­sity and degra­da­tion of ecosys­tem ser­vices in the EU and restore them, as well as step­ping up the EU con­tri­bu­tion to avert­ing global bio­di­ver­sity loss.

While we still have five years left to achieve this, not enough has been done so far to put the EU and Mem­ber States on the right track. Here’s what needs to be done in the next few years in order for them to have a chance of mak­ing the 2020 strat­egy a success.

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