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Call for expression of interest in participating in the Working Group on No Net Loss of Ecosystems and their Services

Policy field(s)

Environment, Biodiversity

Target group(s)

All interested parties, preferably organisations representing the views of stakeholders at EU level

Period of consultation

                        From 17.01.2012 to 31.01.2012

Objective of the consultation

The EU has set itself the ambitious goal of halting the loss of biodiversity and the degradation of ecosystem services by 2020, and restoring them as far as feasible. The EU biodiversity strategy to 2020 (COM(2011) 244 final) translates this headline objective into 6 mutually supportive and inter-dependent targets. Target 2 in particular requires that by 2020, ecosystems and their services are maintained and enhanced by establishing green infrastructure and restoring at least 15% of degraded ecosystems. The Commission has announced a 'no net loss' initiative by 2015 as part of a list of actions to reach this target.

The Commission is establishing a Working Group on 'No Net Loss of Ecosystem and their Services' to assist in the development of the 'no net loss' initiative announced for 2015 in the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020.

To ensure constructive and focused discussions, all members are expected to actively contribute to the debate and to the content with their input and expertise on the agenda points.

The objective of the consultation is to obtain a representative picture of the positions of relevant stakeholders and to collect the views of the participants on the future initiative.

Reference documents and other, related consultations

Contact details

responsible service

DG ENV, Unit B2 - Biodiversity


postal address

European Commission - Directorate General for the Environment
Unit Biodiversity
Office BU-5, 03/043
B-1049 Brussels


View the contributions

In the interests of transparency, organisations have been invited to provide the public with relevant information about themselves by registering in the Interest Representative Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct. If the organisation is not registered, the submission is published separately from the registered organisations.

In the interest of the transparency all answers will be published on the European Commission website, unless stakeholders clearly mark their submission as confidential.

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