Nature Outlook: visions for nature in the EU

Most EU citizens are worried about nature and biodiversity loss. The EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 aims to halt the loss of biodiversity in the European Union by 2020, and to improve the state of species, habitats and ecosystems and the services they provide. For 2015, a mid-term evaluation by the European Commission of the Biodiversity Strategy is planned, as well as a fitness check of current EU nature legislation. To help prepare for the discussion on EU nature policy post 2020, PBL has started work on a Nature Outlook: visions for nature in the EU. In this Outlook, PBL will explore desirable futures for nature in the EU, providing ideas to enrich the Biodiversity Strategy. The Outlook will serve as input for an informal ministers conference in April 2016, during the Dutch EU presidency.

  • Nature Outlook Expedition

  • Nature Outlook first dialogue

    A dialogue on the future of nature in Europe took place in Brussels on 2 and 3 December 2014, organised by PBL and the European Centre for Nature Conservation (ECNC). This report presents the results of the dialogue, which will be used as valuable input to the Nature Outlook.

    Download the first dialogue report

More information

For more information, please contact the project manager Henk van Zeijts ( or phone no. +31 6 2115 4942).