EU Commission boosts action on pollinators for food security and ecosystem resilience

Jan. 24, 2023

Europe – The EU Commission presented 'A New Deal for Pollinators' to tackle the alarming decline in wild pollinating insects in Europe. Pollinator loss is one of the largest threats to EU nature, human well-being, and food security, as it compromises sustainable long-term agricultural production. This action complements the Commission's proposal for a Nature Restoration Law of June 2022 and is a key part of the Biodiversity Strategy 2030 and the European Green Deal. The revised EU Pollinators Initiative sets objectives for 2030 and actions under three priorities: (1) Improving pollinator conservation and tackling the causes of their decline, (2) improving knowledge of pollinator decline, its causes, and consequences, and (3) mobilizing society and promoting strategic planning and cooperation.

NEXT STEP: The EU Commission invites the European Parliament and the Council to endorse the new actions and actively engage in its implementation, in close cooperation with all relevant stakeholders.

Source: EU Commission

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