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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


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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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    Perspectives on nature

    People view nature in different ways. And people with differing visions see different futures for nature. The Nature Outlook explores these different futures.

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  • 11 October 2016 | Presentation at Meeting of the EU Nature and Biodiversity Directors, Slovakia
  • end October 2016 | Publication Citizens’ images and values of nature in Europe (survey)
  • November 2016 | Publication of final results


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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