Story European Commission adopts an EU biodiversity strategy to 2020

The European Commission has adopted an ambitious new strategy to halt the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services in the EU by 2020. There are six main targets, and 20 actions to help Europe reach its goal and also contribute to the loss of biodiversity at the global scale. The new strategy is communicated to the Council and aims at the full implementation of EU nature legislation to protect biodiversity, better protection for ecosystems, and more use of green infrastructure. It also calls for more sustainable agriculture and forestry practices, better management of fish stocks and tighter controls on invasive alien species.

Release date 11/05/2011
Contributor Rania Spyropoulou
Concerned URL http://ec.europa.eu/environment/nature/biodiversity/comm2006/2020.htm
Source European Commission- Environment