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Transformative Change

The EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 will also enable transformative change by creating a new European biodiversity governance framework, stepping up the implementation and enforcement of EU environmental legislation, and building on an integrated and whole-of-society approach.

Overview

The EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 will also enable transformative change, i.e. change drastically how we do things at the level of individuals and organisations to make our society more sustainable. This will be achieved by creating a new European biodiversity governance framework, stepping up the implementation and enforcement of EU environmental legislation, and building on an integrated and whole-of-society approach.

Actions

To enable such transformative change, the European Commission has planned the key following actions:

Transformative Change - actions
Key actions to be taken by the CommissionIndicative timetable
Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy

2020

Establish a new Knowledge Centre for Biodiversity2020
Help to build an EU Business for Biodiversity movementas of 2020
Review and possible revision of the Environmental Crime Directive2021
New sustainable corporate governance initiative adressing human rights, and environmental duty of care and mandatory due diligence across economic value chains2021
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 ecosystems2021
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 organisations2021
Promote an international natural capital accounting initiative2021
Proposal for a Council Recommendation on encouraging cooperation in education for environmental sustainability, including biodiversity education2021
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 governance2023