The EU derives great benefits from global biodiversity but some of our consumption patterns can be blamed for part of the loss and degradation that occur beyond our borders. The EU is committed to step up its contribution in the fight to protect global biodiversity. Our biodiversity strategy to 2020 is also in line with international commitments made in October 2010, when the UN Convention on Biological Diversity adopted a strategic plan to address global biodiversity loss over the coming decade. The EU biodiversity strategy identified a number of actions to ensure we reach target 6 rapidly. The strategy mid-term review provides a detailed assessment of progress towards target 6.
The EU has pledged to meet the international 2020 biodiversity goals and objectives agreed to under the CBD. Target 6 requires that, by 2020, the EU steps up its contribution to avert global biodiversity loss by greening its economy and endeavouring to reduce its pressure on global biodiversity. (Read the Strategy)
We've identified 4 specific actions to step up our contribution in the fight against global biodiversity loss.