An ambitious vision for European wildlife. Suggestions to the draft Vision and Strategic Plan for the Bern Convention for the period to 2030.
Policy comments | 21 May 2021
Friends of the Earth Europe (FOEE) and CEE Bankwatch Network submitted joint suggestions to the draft Vision and Strategic Plan for the period to 2030 of the Bern Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats. The final text will be approved by the Standing Committee of the convention in December 2021 and is crucial for nature conservation in Europe and beyond. FOEE and Bankwatch participate in the Working Group for their development.
The Bern Convention vision we propose is: ‘By 2030, wild flora, fauna and habitats throughout the territory of the Convention’s contracting parties, in Europe and beyond, attain a favourable conservation status as a contribution to wider Council of Europe objectives for people and the environment, and to globally-agreed targets for biodiversity and sustainable development’.