09.02.2015 | Minutes and reports | Nature/Biological Diversity

Strategic framework for setting priorities for restoring degraded ecosystems in Germany

The EU strategy, "Our life insurance, our natural capital: an EU biodiversity strategy to 2020" aims to halt the loss of biodiversity and the degradation of ecosystem services and restore them in so far as feasible. To this end, ecosystems and their services must be maintained and enhanced by 2020. One element will be the restoration of 15 percent of degraded ecosystems. To implement this target the member states are asked in action 6a to develop a strategy and set priorities by 2014.