Evento Online - EU Biodiversity Strategy Reloaded: Making Sure It Works

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ONLINE EVENT OF THE "BIODIVERSITY, HUNTING, COUNTRYSIDE" INTERGROUP

EU Biodiversity Strategy reloaded: Making sure it works
30 June 2020, 16:30 – 18:00


Hosted by MEPs Álvaro Amaro, Elsi Katainen and Alex Agius Saliba

Organised in conjunction with
ELO - European Landowners’ Organization and
FACE - European Federation for Hunting and Conservation


Welcome
MEP Álvaro AMARO, President of the Intergroup

Opening Speeches - 10 min  
MEP Alex AGIUS SALIBA, Vice-President of the Intergroup
MEP Elsi KATAINEN, Vice-President of the Intergroup

Moderator
Dr Hilde EGGERMONT, Coordinator of the Belgian Biodiversity Platform, Vice-Chair of the BiodivERsA Partnership

Keynote speech – 15 min

  • Humberto DELGADO ROSA, Director, Natural Capital, DG ENV, European Commission

Panel discussion

  • Jurgen TACK, Scientific Director, ELO - 10 min
  • FACE to confirm speaker - 10 min TBD
  • Erik GERRITSEN, Senior Policy Analyst, IEEP - 10 min TBC


Questions & Answers

  • MEPs, Intergroup Board Members - 20 min
  • Audience - 10 min 

Closing remarks:
MEP Álvaro AMARO, President of the Intergroup - 5min

The conference will discuss opportunities and challenges for the ambitious EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2030. The strategy, which was recently unveiled by the European Commission, sets a framework for Europe to meet global commitments under the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), European Commission officials and relevant stakeholders will provide their views on the EU’s 10-year plan to tackle the biodiversity crisis over the next decade.

The new EU biodiversity strategy sets ambitious objectives such as:
  • increasing the area of land protected in the EU to 30% (from 26% currently)
  • strictly protecting one third of all protected areas (10%)
  • a new EU Nature Restoration Plan
  • 30% of species and habitat with Favourable Conservation Status by 2030
  • improving implementation and enforcement of existing EU environmental legislation
To provide space for wild animals, plants, pollinators and natural pest regulators, the European Commission also considers urgent the need to bring back at least 10% of agricultural area under high-diversity landscape features.

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), European Commission officials and relevant stakeholders will provide their views on the EU’s 10-year plan to tackle the biodiversity crisis over the next decade. Land managers and hunters, in particular will share their expectations on how to improve the EU strategic framework to halt the biodiversity decline. Rural actors will play a key role in delivering results in the field and will continue to call on the Commission and Member States to support their crucial contribution.

The European Parliament, Council and Member States are expected to put in place consistent EU policies supporting the Commission in this ambitious and urgent programme.

About the European Parliament's "Biodiversity, Hunting, Countryside" Intergroup:
With more than 150 supporting MEPs from all major political groups, this Intergroup is an active stakeholder platform within the European Parliament, enabling open discussions between decision-makers, European Commission and experts, aiming to affirm the crucial role of rural actors and the socio-economic importance of hunting and countryside activities.

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