(20 May 2021) – Today, on World Bee Day, the Commission’s Joint Research Centre has published a summary for policymakers of the first EU–wide ecosystem assessment.
The report, developed jointly with the European Environment Agency, provides science-based advice on restoring degraded ecosystems, improving the monitoring of their health, and defining methods to assess their condition.
One year on from the launch of the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030, the report supports efforts to put Europe’s biodiversity on a path to recovery and will feed into the process of identifying priority ecosystems in need of restoration.
The summary will help inform a legislative proposal for a nature restoration law, which the Commission will put forward by the end of 2021 as part of the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030.
The public consultation on this subject showed broad support for reinforcing legal protections and restoring natural ecosystems.