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EU Biodiversity Strategy Actions Tracker

In the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030, the EU and its Member States committed to implement more than 100 actions by 2030. Please see below an overview of progress.

This tool is designed to track progress in the implementation of the actions listed in the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030.



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EU NATURE RESTORATION PLAN

Bringing nature back to agricultural land

Target 5 - The decline of pollinators is reversed.

Updated on: 2021-12-14


Deadline: 2022

Summary: The Commission is undertaking comprehensive stakeholder consultations to collect views, suggestions and expert inputs with a view to revise the EU Pollinators Initiative in 2022.

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Main Actors:
COM

Chef de File:
AGRI
ENV
SANTE

Target 7 - At least 10% of agricultural area is under high-diversity landscape features.

Updated on: 2022-05-05


Deadline: 2030

Summary: The EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is the main policy to ensure that 10% of agricultural land is devoted to high-biodiversity landscape features. This will be provided for through conditionality (GAEC 9) and incentives (CAP Pillar 1 and Pillar 2). Trilogues on the CAP reform proposal reached agreement in June 2021. The Member States are working to present their CAP Strategic Plans. The Commission has provided guidance and is engaged in exchanges with the MS to ensure that CAP instruments and Strategic Plans provide support for measures to bring back agricultural area under high-diversity landscape features.

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Main Actors:
COM
MS

Chef de File:
AGRI
ENV

Updated on: 2021-12-08


Deadline: 2030

Summary: The Commission will constantly review progress on the target of 10% high-diversity landscape features on agricultural land and, if necessary, it may take measures to mitigate against undue impact on biodiversity, food security and farmers' competitiveness.


Main Actors:
COM

Chef de File:
AGRI
ENV

Target 8 - At least 25% of agricultural land is under organic farming management, and the uptake of agro-ecological practices is significantly increased.

Updated on: 2021-12-08


Deadline: 2021

Summary: The EU Biodiversity Strategy and the EU Farm-to-Fork Strategy set the target to manage 25% of agricultural land under organic farming by 2030. The Action Plan on Organic Farming aims to promote the adoption of organic farming practices to achieve this target, as well as the development of organic products and demand for organic products. The Action Plan was adopted in March 2021.

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Main Actors:
COM

Chef de File:
AGRI

Updated on: 2022-05-05


Deadline: 2022

Summary: The Commission has provided country-specific recommendations, and it has engaged in a structured dialogue with the Member States to ensure that their national CAP strategic plans are fully compliant with the EU objectives and that they set explicit national values for the relevant targets of the Biodiversity and Farm to Fork Strategies to be supported by CAP instruments (as well as other relevant EU instruments).

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Main Actors:
COM

Chef de File:
AGRI

Updated on: None


Deadline: 2027

Summary: The Commission will has been working encourage with the Member States to promote agroforestry in their CAP strategic plans and will ensure, when assessing these plans, that sufficient agroforestry measures are included.


Main Actors:
COM
MS

Chef de File:
AGRI
ENV

Forest quantity, health and resilience

Updated on: 2021-12-09


Deadline: 2021

Summary: The new EU forest strategy for 2030 was adopted in July 2021. Its implementation will contribute to achieving the EU biodiversity and climate objectives. The strategy is accompanied by two staff working documents, on the Stakeholder Consultation and Evidence Base, and on the 3 Billion Tree Planting Pledge for 2030.

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Main Actors:
COM

Chef de File:
AGRI
COM
ENV

Updated on: 2021-12-09


Deadline: 2030

Summary: Summary: The Commission is working with the Member States to ensure that afforestation and reforestation measures support biodiversity and promote closer-to-nature forestry practices. This includes the integration of relevant measures in the Member States’ CAP strategic plans.

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Main Actors:
COM
MS

Chef de File:
AGRI
ECHO
ENV

Addressing land take and restoring soil ecosystems

Target 10 - Significant progress in the remediation of contaminated soil sites.

Updated on: 2022-01-13


Deadline: 2027

Summary: The Commission will work with the Member States to scale-up the adoption of sustainable soil management practices by land managers. This role of the farmer advisory services in accompanying the transition will be strengthened. The EU will also support research to fill current knowledge gaps on best practices, benefits and trade-offs for society and farmers. This action will be implemented as part of the implementation of the Common Agricultural Policy and the new EU Soil Strategy.

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Main Actors:
COM
MS

Chef de File:
AGRI
ENV


ENABLING TRANSFORMATIVE CHANGE

Financing for biodiversity

Updated on: 2021-12-10


Deadline: 2022

Summary: The implementation of this action will operationalise the 'do no harm' principle under the Multiannual Financial Framework and NextGeneration EU. Biodiversity was addressed in the Commission checklist developed in the context of the evaluation of the national Recovery and Resilience Plans, as well as in the sustainability proofing guidelines developed in the context of InvestEU. Biodiversity will be integrated in upcoming work on operationalizing the ‘do no harm’ principle across other EU funds and programmes.


Main Actors:
COM
MS

Chef de File:
AGRI
BUDG
ECFIN
ENV
INTPA
MARE
REGIO