The EU has spent more than two years evaluating its foundational nature protection laws – the Birds and Habitats Directives. Now they have been found "fit for purpose". But with just three years remaining in which to reach the 2020 goal of halting the loss of biodiversity in the EU, now is the time for a redoubling of action to secure a positive future for Europe's nature.
Friends of the Earth Europe (FoEE) believes we all thrive when nature thrives. Having vibrant nature in our lives is a need and a right.1 The EU and every national and regional government must now intensify action to care for and restore the nature we love and need.
This briefing sets out the ten key steps Friends of the Earth wants to see in the EU Commission's expected communication on biodiversity this Autumn 2016.