Consultation on the future EU initiative on No Net Loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services.
The European Commission is currently carrying a public consultation that looks for contributions on the future of the EU's Biodiversity Strategy and the Commission's new initiative on "No Net Loss".
The deadline to send in the contributions is the 17th October 2014.
From the CETAF General Secretariat we invite you, our CETAF members, to send in your contributions. If done, we would be extremely grateful if you could share them with us.
Objective of the consultation
In the EU, as in other parts of the world, we are continuing to lose biodiversity and with it, the ecosystem services that nature provides to human society. The EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 aims to halt biodiversity loss and to conserve ecosystem services. The strategy contains 6 operational targets and 20 associated actions. Action 7 is to ensure no net loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services. Under action 7, the Commission is foreseen to propose, by 2015, an initiative on No Net Loss. The purpose of the present consultation is to gather views about the future initiative that the Commission is scheduled to propose in 2015.
How to submit your contribution
We welcome contributions from citizens, organisations and public authorities.
- If you are answering this consultation as a citizen, please click here to submit your contribution.
- If you are answering this consultation on behalf of an organisation, please click here to submit your contribution.
- If you are answering this consultation on behalf of a public authority, please click here to submit your contribution.
Received contributions will be published on the Internet. It is important to read the specific privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.
Reference documents and other, related consultations
Policy Options for an EU No Net Loss Initiative- Final Report Institute for European Environmental Policy:
Reports from the Expert Working Group on No Net Loss:
- Scope and objectives of the no net loss initiative
- Development of operational principles of any proposed EU no net loss initiative
- Project Overview
For all details, you can visit the official consultation page at: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/consultations/nnl_en.htm