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Event Stakeholder Consultation on the Final Evaluation of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020

Less than two years remain until the end of 2020 - the deadline to deliver on the biodiversity targets set by the global Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the EU Biodiversity strategy to 2020. Yet, recent reports indicate that humanity is not on track to halt the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services (See reports of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)).

Biodiversity is essential for human wellbeing, the economy, as well as for our society’s capacity to address climate change and to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals.

The EU and its Member States are taking stock of efforts and achievements in their 6th National Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Debates are also gaining momentum on the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, as part of the process launched at the 14th UN Biodiversity Conference of the Parties to the CBD in November 2018.

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Period 24/05/2019
Event location Rooms JDE 51 and JDE52 Rue Belliard 99-101, 1000 Brussels
Host European Commission
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Contact person AndrĂ¡s Demeter and Marija Sabljak;


The second day of the EU Biodiversity Conference will provide an opportunity for stakeholders to contribute to the evaluation of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020. Stakeholders and decision-makers within, as well as beyond, the environment and conservation community will discuss and reflect on achievements, factors of success as well as barriers to implementation and progress towards the targets.

A special side-session in the afternoon will be dedicated to Communicating biodiversity.

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View the draft agenda and express your interest for the session

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