Brussels – 23 October 2020
To the members of the press – for immediate release
Today, leaders from all of the EU adopted the EU Biodiversity Strategy. The Strategy which was presented by the EU Commission in May this year, is a key part of the EU Green Deal.
The strategy 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 Commission estimates that at least €20 billion/annually is needed to meet the objectives of the Strategy, which includes cutting pesticides and placing more land under environmental protection.