Biodiversity on the brink: What’s holding back financing for nature in the EU?
Report | 7 February 2023
Biodiversity in Europe continues to decline each year. The EU has outlined its strategy to address this through the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030, which recognises the key role that financing plays in addressing the biodiversity crisis. Yet, a number of significant barriers and bottlenecks at the national level remain, preventing the successful uptake and efficient use of financing for nature.
To better identify and understand these barriers, in the second half of 2022, EuroNatur and CEE Bankwatch Network, together with four national partner organisations, held a series of roundtable discussions in Bulgaria, Croatia, Latvia and Slovenia. This report is a presentation of these findings, and aims to raise awareness of current bottlenecks and facilitate a more efficient use of funding for biodiversity.