Announced in May and approved by the Council in October of last year, the EU Biodiversity strategy for 2030 is one of the actions taken by the EU to meet the goal of climate neutrality.
2030 is the deadline by which the UN member states have committed to successfully reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Key elements of the newly adopted strategy include increasing the number of protected areas, focusing on restoring healthy ecosystems, unlocking €20 billion per year for biodiversity through various sources and driving an ambitious EU global agenda. The strategy also puts forward the economic benefits of biodiversity conservation as tools for recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The global biodiversity crisis stresses the need for urgent actions in which international cooperation plays a leading role.