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Pollinators: the Commission’s action plan to stop their decline

12 June 2018

The European Commission has just released its very first EU Pollinators Initiative, to tackle the decline of wild pollinating insects. The action plan includes a new indicator to improve monitoring, data recording, and better coordination of EU policies across different sectors.

Among the various actions, the Commission intends to raise awareness about the importance of pollinators in society-at-large, and aims at mobilising businesses and citizens. To this end, the Commission will provide guidance and support to businesses that want to contribute to the conservation of pollinators, especially in the agri-food sector.

Moreover, the Commission will continue to promote good practices and innovative business models through the B@B Platform, which has been collecting examples of good practices from businesses over the past months.

The business practices will be showcased on this website in the coming weeks: stay tuned!

The B@B Platform is still collecting examples of good practices from businesses, to contribute to the EU Pollinators Initiative and publish a list of 'business best practices on protecting pollinators'. The list aims at showcasing good practices on pollinators safeguard across various economic sectors and incentivizing mainstreaming of such initiatives: for this reason we would like to hear from you about your experience. Therefore, if you haven't done it yet, please share what your company is doing by getting in touch with Lars.Mueller@ec.europa.eu

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