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Key Actions Dashboard

Dashboard of the key actions to be taken by the Commission under the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030

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Dashboard of the key actions to be taken by the Commission under the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030

Key actions to be taken by the Commission

Indicative timetable

Progress

Commission proposal on criteria and guidance for identifying and designating additional protected areas and ecological corridors, including a definition of strict protection, and on how other effective area-based conservation measures and urban greening can contribute to the EU 2030 nature protection targets 2020 in progress

Assessment of the EU and global biomass supply and demand and related sustainability

2021

in progress

Guidance on the selection of species and habitats to ensure that at least 30% of protected species and habitats not currently in favorable status are in that category by 2030, or show a strong positive trend

2020

in progress

Review and possible revision of the EU Pollinators initiative

2021

in progress

Action Plan for Organic Farming for 2021-2026

2021

in progress

Study on the sustainability of the use of forest biomass for energy production

2020

delivered

Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy

2021

in progress

Establish a new Knowledge Centre for Biodiversity

2020

delivered

Proposal for further tightening of the rules on EU ivory trade

2021

in progress

Broker an agreement for an ambitious post-2020 biodiversity framework at the 15th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP15)

2021

in progress

Measures to ensure that Member States’ CAP Strategic Plans set explicit national values for relevant targets of the Biodiversity and Farm to Fork Strategies, supported, inter alia, by CAP instruments and implementation of the Habitats Directive

as of 2020

in progress

Further develop the Forest Information System for Europe

as of 2020

in progress

Help to build an EU Business for Biodiversity movement

as of 2020

in progress

Broker an ambitious agreement on marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction and on three vast Marine Protected Areas in the Southern Ocean

2021

in progress

Better assess the impact of trade agreements on biodiversity, with follow-up action to strengthen the biodiversity provisions of existing and new agreements if relevant

2021

in progress

Revision of the Thematic Strategy for Soil Protection

2021

in progress

New EU Forest Strategy including a roadmap for planting at least 3 billion additional trees in the EU by 2030

2021

in progress

Guidelines on biodiversity-friendly afforestation and reforestation and closer-to-nature-forestry practices

2021

in progress

Operational guidance on the new sustainability criteria on forest biomass for energy

2021

in progress

Review of the data on biofuels with high indirect land-use change risk and setting up of a trajectory for their gradual phase out by 2030

2021

in progress

New action plan to conserve fisheries resources and protect marine ecosystems

2021

in progress

Technical guidance and support to Member States to identify sites and help mobilize funding for the restoration of 25,000 km of free-flowing rivers

2021

in progress

Set up the EU Urban Greening Platform under a new ‘Green City Accord’ with cities and mayors

2021

in progress

Technical guidance on urban greening and assistance to mobilize funding and capacity building for Member States, local and regional authorities, including for the development of Urban Greening Plans

2021

in progress

Review and possible revision of the Environmental Crime Directive

2021

in progress

New sustainable corporate governance initiative addressing human rights, and environmental duty of care and mandatory due diligence across economic value chains

2021

in progress

Delegated act under the Taxonomy Regulation to establish a common classification of economic activities that substantially contribute to the protection and restoration of biodiversity and ecosystems

2021

in progress

Methods, criteria and standards to better integrate biodiversity considerations into public and business decision-making at all levels, and to measure the environmental footprint of products and organizations

2021

in progress

Promote an international natural capital accounting initiative

2021

in progress

Proposal for a Council Recommendation on encouraging cooperation in education for environmental sustainability, including biodiversity education

2021

in progress

Measures to avoid or minimize the placing of products associated with deforestation or forest degradation on the EU market

2021

in progress

Revision of the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking

2021

in progress

NaturAfrica initiative to protect wildlife and key ecosystems

as of 2021

in progress

Integrated Nutrient Management Action Plan

2022

in progress

Technical guidance to Member States on their measures to review water abstraction and impoundment permits and to restore ecological flows in the revised River Basin Management Plans

2023

in progress

Assessment of the effectiveness of the new cooperation-based biodiversity governance framework, and of need for an enhanced, legally binding or other, approach to biodiversity governance

2023

in progress

Assessment of the EU’s progress in meeting its 2030 targets on protected areas and whether additional action, legislative or other, is needed

by 2024

in progress