European Partnership on Biodiversity

Medforval’s participation in the online consultation

22 July 2020

Now, more than ever, it is crucial to support the implementation of the 2030 European Biodiversity Strategy and foster the European Green Deal. The European Partnership on Biodiversity will implement an ambitious programme to help ensure that, by 2030, nature in Europe is back on a path towards recovery (see Executive Summary from BiodivERsA). Medforval recently participated in an online consultation for the Partnership which closed on 10 July. The consultation, open to institutions and organizations, both collected feedback on the Partnership and gathered proposals for its further development. Medforval’s participation aimed at ensuring that European biodiversity tools best protect biodiversity and natural sites in Mediterranean forest landscapes. Our comments underlined the importance of focusing on dissemination, outreach, training, monitoring and ready access to information on nature-based practices. We proposed two additions to the Partnership: one is centred on the active inclusion of enterprises, through Expressions of Interest and peer-to-peer initiatives; and the other on the creation of a register of sites, similar to those of Medforval, that can host activities and implement on-the-ground nature-based solutions.

For more information: Isabella Vannucchi, Istituto Oikos –  isabella.vannucchi@istituto-oikos.org

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