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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 EXTERNAL ACTION AND AN AMBITIOUS GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY AGENDA

Trade policy

Updated on: 2022-01-13


Deadline: 2022

Summary: The EU’s objective is to reach an agreement that is effective in prohibiting harmful subsidies. The EU also aims to build upon the fisheries framework in the international law of the sea instruments. These negotiations are a direct implementation of the United Nations SDG 14.6 and thus support the EU’s objective that trade policy support wider values such as the stewardship of the environment.


Main Actors:
COM

Chef de File:
TRADE

Updated on: 2021-12-09


Deadline: 2030

Summary: Enforcing biodiversity provisions in all trade agreements will require engaging in discussions for better cooperation on biodiversity with Free Trade Agreement (FTA) partner countries at bilateral and multilateral level. It will also imply monitoring the impacts of trade on biodiversity and partner countries' implementation of commitments under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).


Main Actors:
COM

Chef de File:
ENV
TRADE

Updated on: 2021-12-09


Deadline: 2030

Summary: A study has been published in 2021 on developing a methodology to assess trade liberalization impacts on biodiversity. It will allow for the creation of a handbook for the Commission to carry out sustainability impact assessments and ex-post evaluations of trade agreements. The aim is also to implement this methodology for existing trade agreements and propose actions to strengthen the biodiversity provisions of trade agreements.

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Main Actors:
COM

Chef de File:
ENV
TRADE

Deforestation, wildlife trafficking, illicit trade

Updated on: 2021-12-09


Deadline: 2030

Summary: Aid for Trade (AfT) is a 2005 WTO-led initiative; it encompasses a third of EU projects and programmes in support of trade and productive capacities in EU partner countries. The aim is to mobilise AfT to facilitate the transition towards more environmentally sustainable development and growth models, including by supporting biodiversity-friendly trade. This can fit within the broader AfT objective of assisting countries’ transition to low carbon and climate change resilient economies.

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Main Actors:
COM

Chef de File:
INTPA
TRADE