(18 March 2022) – Today, the European Commission is launching an open public consultation on the revision of the EU Pollinators Initiative, the EU framework to tackle the decline of wild pollinators.
The revision will contribute to the efforts of the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 to put Europe’s biodiversity on a path to recovery by 2030.
More than 75% of global food crop types rely on animal pollination. Insect pollinators (bees, butterflies…) are vital for global food security, which is coming under particular strain.
The consultation will look at how to improve this framework by identifying further actions and resources needed to fully implement the initiative’s objectives, and meet the commitment to reverse the decline of pollinators by 2030.
The consultation is open for feedback until 9 June 2022.