Perspective ‘Strengthening Cultural Identity’
Nature contributes to the identity of places and local more

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? read more


  • Philosophers’ dialogue on the future of nature in the EU

    On 11 November 2015, PBL will host a debate with renowned philosophers Bruno Latour, Roger Scruton, Wilhelm Schmid & Annemarie Mol. They will exchange thought-provoking ideas on the fundamental value of nature and its relationship with society.

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  • working with stakeholders

    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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    A fresh look at nature

    The Nature Outlook offers a fresh look at the long-term future of nature in Europe and points to new coalitions between governments, businesses and civil society.

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  • 11 November 2015 | Philosophers’ dialogue
  • October 2016 | Publication Citizens’ images and values of nature in Europe (survey)
  • October 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

Nature Outlook Expedition