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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


  • EU nature policies become more effective if they link more closely to the wide variety of people’s values

    Taking the variety of people’s perspectives on nature into account could increase their level of engagement and that of businesses, and make nature policies more effective.

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  • Launch Nature Outlook 23 March

    PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency has the pleasure of inviting you to the launch of our Nature Outlook report: ‘European nature in the plural – Finding common ground for a next policy agenda’ on 23 March in Brussels.

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  • What is your perspective on nature? Watch the videos

    People relate to nature in several ways. In a series of videos, PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency presents four perspectives on the future of nature in Europe

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  • 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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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