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Consultation

Title

Protecting our natural capital: an EU strategy to conserve biodiversity and ensure the provision of ecosystem services by 2020

Policy field(s)

ENVIRONMENT - BIODIVERSITY

Target group(s)

CITIZENS- STAKEHOLDERS- PUBLIC ADMINISTRATIONS- BUSINESS- CIVIL SOCIETY

Period of consultation

From 25.08.2010  to 22.10.2010

Objective of the consultation

Many authoritative reports confirm that global biodiversity remains under severe threat, with losses occurring at 100 to 1000 times the normal rate. More than a third of species assessed are facing extinction and an estimated 60% of the Earth’s ecosystems have been degraded in the last 50 years. In 2001, the EU set itself the target to halt biodiversity loss in the EU by 2010. Efforts to tackle biodiversity loss were subsequently stepped up, and an EU Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) was adopted by the Commission in 2006 to accelerate progress. Despite the efforts to date, however, there are clear indications that the EU has not achieved its target.
The objective of this consultation is to gather input from a wide range of stakeholders on possible policy options for the European Union's post-2010 EU biodiversity strategy, which will be assessed by the Commission as part of the process of its development.

How to submit your contribution

We welcome contributions from citizens, organisations and public authorities through the online questionnaire.

  • If you are answering this consultation as a citizen, please click here to submit your contribution.
  • If you are answering this consultation on behalf of an organisation, please click here to submit your contribution.
  • If you are answering this consultation on behalf of a public authority, please click here to submit your contribution.
Received contributions will be published on the Internet. It is important to read the specific privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.

View the questionnaire

It should not take more than 30 minutes to fill in the questionnaire. The maximum time to complete the questionnaire allowed by the system is 90 minutes. Partial responses will not be saved. This means once you start filling in the questionnaire, you have to answer all compulsory questions to submit your response.

Reference documents and other, related consultations

http://ec.europa.eu/environment/nature/biodiversity/policy/index_en.htm

Contact details

responsible service

European Commission – Directorate-General for Environment, Unit B2

e-mail

ENV-BIODIVERSITY@ec.europa.eu

postal address

European Commission – Directorate-General for Environment
Unit B2
B-1049 Brussels-Belgium

Number of responses received to this consultation

2.905

View the contributions

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Results of consultation and next steps

Results
The assessment of the contribution is underway.

Protection of personal data

Specific privacy statement