The European Commission presented the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 - Bringing nature back into our lives, which is one of the key elements of the European Green Plan, a new European strategy for achieving the sustainability of the European economy.
Nature is just as important for mental and physical well-being as it is for society’s ability to cope with global change, health threats and disasters. It was the COVID-19 pandemic that raised awareness of the connection between human health and ecosystems, supply chains and consumption patterns. Protecting and restoring biodiversity and functioning ecosystems are a key part of responding to the global health and environmental crisis and an important aspect for ensuring the long-term survival and well-being of our societies and for strengthening our resilience and preventing the emergence and spread of future diseases, as Ministry of Environmental Protection and Energy writes.
-I welcome the presentation of the Strategy during our presidency of the Council of the European Union, which in these circumstances is more relevant than ever - said the Minister of Environmental Protection and Energy Tomislav Coric, adding that he hopes that the ambitions from the Strategy will be transferred globally.
Protecting, restoring and conserving nature will be crucial factors in Europe's recovery from the economic crisis. That is why on March 26th, the Heads of State and Government of the European Union called on the European Commission to start working on the comprehensive recovery plan for the European Union, which includes green transition and digital transformation.
You can see the Strategy here.