The European Commission has recently launched a public consultation on EU’s Biodiversity policy initiatives. The consultation is open until 5 April 2021.
A single questionnaire covers three separate but interconnected policy initiatives: 1) evaluation of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020; 2) review of the application of the EU Regulation on Invasive Alien Species; and 3) development of legally binding EU nature restoration targets for 2030.
This public consultation aims to gather information and feedback from relevant stakeholders and the wider public that are either engaged in the management, restoration and protection of biodiversity, or that are affected by different aspects of the EU biodiversity policy.
The results will help the EC to draw conclusions and lessons from the 2011-2020 policy period, relevant for the implementation of the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 published in May 2020. In addition, it will aid to propose, by the end of 2021, a legally binding instrument setting EU targets to restore damaged ecosystems.