A new vision for protecting, valuing and restoring biodiversity and ecosystem services in Europe by 2010 has been adopted by the European Council in March 2010. Now stakeholders will contribute in shaping the future policies to fulfill this vision, by expressing their interest to participate in the meeting in Brussels on 3rd of June 2010, organised by the European Commision
|Geographical coverage||European Union|
|Keywords||biodiversity policies, vision, stakeholder consultation|
Ecosystems are changing in Europe because of the intensification of resource uptake and local species extinctions represent yet another alarming facet of environmental degradation. The headline target that the European Union will work towards to is to halt the loss of biodiversity and the degradation of ecosystem services in the EU by 2020, and restore them in so far as feasible, while stepping up the EU contribution to averting global biodiversity loss. A call for expression of interest to participate in this open consultation has beem published by the European Commisison, expiring on 5.5.2010. For more information use the link provided.