This section provides an overview of the European and global policy frameworks aiming to safeguard and support  biodiversity, highlighting their linkages and key targets.

What are the key European and global policies supporting biodiversity conservation?

Efforts to halt the loss of biodiversity in Europe are supported by an interconnected set of policies, agreements and funding mechanisms at both EU and global levels. This includes targeted instruments focusing specifically on biodiversity and nature conservation (such as the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2030 and the EU Nature Directives, and the UN Global Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework) as well as policies looking at specific challenges or ecosystems, such as the Soil Strategy, Forest Strategy, Pollinators Initiative, and Adaptation Strategy.