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10 January 2020

Impact: EU Council Adopts Conclusions on Biodiversity Citing IPBES Global Assessment

In its conclusions on Dec 19, 2019, the European Council reaffirmed that the EU and its member states will lead and step up efforts to halt biodiversity loss and restore ecosystems recalling the findings of the IPBES #GlobalAssessment report. The conclusions provide political guidance for the work towards a post-2020 global biodiversity framework. The Council also called upon the Commission to develop without delay an ambitious, realistic and coherent 2030 EU biodiversity strategy as a central element of the European Green Deal.

Read the full article here and download the Council Conclusions.

See the IMPACT page for more examples of the use of IPBES outputs, such as the IPBES assessment reports, in decision-making or in science.