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Co-ordination Group for Biodiversity and Nature (E02210)
Group which operates on a permanent basis
Policy Area:
Lead DG:
ENV - DG Environment
Associated DG:
AGRI - DG Agriculture and Rural Development
COMM - DG Communication
COMP - DG Competition
EAC - DG Education and Culture
ECFIN - DG Economic and Financial Affairs
NEAR - DG Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations
GROW - DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
ESTAT - Eurostat
JRC - Joint Research Centre
FISMA - DG Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
REGIO - DG Regional and Urban Policy
RTD - DG Research and Innovation
SANTE - DG Health and Food Safety
SG - Secretariat-General
SJ - Legal Service
TAXUD - DG Taxation and Customs Union
TRADE - DG Trade
MARE - DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
ENER - DG Energy
DEVCO - DG International Cooperation and Development
Informal, Permanent
The mission of this group, chaired by DG Environment (Unit B.2 "Biodiversity" and Unit B.3 "Nature"), is to bring together the European Commission, Member States' representatives and various stakeholders (mainly NGOs) as well as the European Environment Agency. It aims at fostering an exchange views and coordinate issues related to the implementation of the Nature Directives (Birds Directive and Habitats Directive) and the EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy in particular the targets and actions therein. This Group also reports to Nature Directors as appropriate.
Assist the Commission in the preparation of legislative proposals and policy initiatives
Coordinate with Member States, exchange of views
Provides expertise to the Commission when preparing implementing measures, i.e. before the Commission submits these draft measures to a comitology committee
Publication in RegExp:
17 Oct 2008
Link to Website:
Last updated:
18 Mar 2016