Biodiversity strategy for 2030

The EU’s biodiversity strategy for 2030 is a comprehensive, ambitious and long-term plan to protect nature and reverse the degradation of ecosystems. The strategy aims to put Europe’s biodiversity on a path to recovery by 2030, and contains specific actions and commitments.

It is the proposal for the EU’s contribution to the upcoming international negotiations on the global post-2020 biodiversity framework, and a core part of the European Green Deal.

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
  • Launching an EU nature restoration plan
  • Introducing measures to enable the necessary transformative change
  • Introducing measures to tackle the global biodiversity challenge

These measures will demonstrate that the EU is ready to lead by example to address the global biodiversity crisis. In particular, working towards the successful adoption of an ambitious global biodiversity framework under the Convention on Biological Diversity.

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