On 20 May 2020, the Commission adopted a proposal on the EU biodiversity strategy for 2030.
Under the EU biodiversity strategy, the main actions to be delivered by 2030 include:
- the creation of protected areas covering at least 30% of the EU’s land and sea area, extending the coverage of existing Natura 2000 areas
- the restoration of degraded ecosystems across the EU by 2030 through a series of specific commitments and measures, including the reduction in the use and risk of pesticides by 50% by 2030 and the planting of 3 billion trees across the EU
- the allocation of €20 billion per year to protect and promote biodiversity through EU funds and national and private funding
- the creation of an ambitious global biodiversity framework. The EU aims to lead by example at global level in this regard.