Nature Outlook: visions for nature in the EU

What is the potential of new coalitions of governments, businesses and citizens to contribute to the EU’s biodiversity goals? In the Nature Outlook, PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency uses a new approach to explore this question. Based on the multiple visions that people and businesses have on nature, we will elaborate four different perspectives for nature in the EU by 2050. We will explore the synergies between them and identify corresponding coalitions of actors. What are the actions they can take to bring desired futures near?

  • Outlook presented to EU Nature Directors

    On 29 May 2015, PBL presented the Nature Outlook at the meeting of EU Biodiversity and Nature Directors in Riga. The presentations contains context and objectives, methodology and process, and possible benefits of this new outlook.

    Download the presentation
  • Nature Outlook dialogue reports

    A first 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).

    Download the first dialogue report  

    A second dialogue on the future of nature in Europe took place in Brussels on 17 and 18 March 2015.  These reports present the results of the dialogues, which will be used as valuable input to the Nature Outlook.

    Download the second dialogue report

More information

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

Nature Outlook Expedition