Options for Future Policy Options for Biodiversity Policy in the EU

28 January 2010 | News story

The Commission has set out possible future options for biodiversity policy in the EU for the period after 2010.

The Communication proposes a long-term (2050) vision for biodiversity, with four options for a mid-term (2020) target – an essential step along the way towards reaching the vision. In this vision, biodiversity and the ecosystem services we get for free from nature are preserved, valued and, insofar as possible, restored for their intrinsic value, enabling them to support economic prosperity and human well-being, and averting any catastrophic changes linked to biodiversity loss.