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Nature Outlook: perspectives on nature in the EU

How can citizens, organisations and businesses become more engaged in the protection and development of nature in the EU? More engagement is needed, as policy targets are not within reach. In the Nature Outlook, PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency uses a new approach to explore this question. Based on the multiple visions that people have on nature, we have elaborated four different perspectives on nature in the EU by 2050 and explore the synergies between them. Which new approaches could complement current nature policies? read more


  • Survey shows: Europeans have a broad conception of nature

    According to a recent survey in 9 EU Member States, Europeans have a broad conception of nature. For them, anything from primeval forests to forest plantations and large crop fields is natural.

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    Preview presented at nature directors’ meeting 10-12 October, final results to be published in February 2017

    A first building block for a new EU biodiversity strategy’ – this is how representatives of IUCN European Regional Office described the Nature Outlook study by PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency.

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  • Philosophers’ Dialogue on Nature in Modern Society, Now and in the Future – Watch the videos!

    11 November, the PBL Nature Outlook project organised a thought-provoking dialogue between Bruno Latour, Roger Scruton, Wilhelm Schmid and Annemarie Mol on the fundamental value of nature in society.

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    Together with stakeholders

    Involving stakeholders from across Europe is important for the Nature Outlook project. The aim is to truly cover the different views of groups of people on the value and future of nature. Two important pillars are a series of stakeholder dialogues in Brussels and a citizens’ survey in nine EU Member States.

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Open invitation for input

For this project, we actively seek input from stakeholders throughout Europe. We are keen to hear your vision and ideas about nature in the EU. If you would like to contribute or become involved, please let us know!

Contact: Henk van Zeijts, Project manager +31 (0)6 2115 4942

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