Launch of the new EU Biodiversity governance

Wednesday, 15 December 2021 - 10:00 to 12:00 (Europe/Brussels)

The European Commission and the Belgian Biodiversity Platform are happy to invite you to the online-event "New Policies, New Practices", launching the new EU Biodiversity governance. 

This virtual event is a great occasion to discover the new landscape and the opportunities the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 is bringing for policy, research, and practice with its new governance framework.

A series of high-level talks will allow you to find out more about the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 and the strengthening of the knowledge base for policy and decision-making through new monitoring and review mechanisms and related opportunities (research funding, science-based policy support, implementation, monitoring, governance).


Event to be chaired by Humberto Delgado Rosa, Director Natural Capital, DG Environment

10:00 - 10:15Opening keynote speech "New policy - new instruments for delivery"
Florika Fink-Hooijer, Director General for Environment

10:15 - 10:35: New practices - the Knowledge Center for Biodiversity & launch of Biodiversity dashboard
Ivan Kulis, 
Head of Unit Knowledge for Sustainable Development and Food Security (DG JRC) 
 Marine Robuchon, Scientific Project Officer (DG JRC)

10:35 - 10:55: New science - Science to support biodiversity policy 
 John Bell, Director of Directorate B - Healthy Planet (RTD)

10:55 - 11:15: EEA strategic objectives to 2030
Hans Bruyninckx, Executive Director European Environmental Agency 

11:15 - 11:25Reaction from the upcoming French Presidency
Sylvie Lemmet, Ambassadrice pour l'Environnement, Ministère de l'Europe et des Affaires étrangères

11:25 - 11:35Reaction from the European Parliament
César Luena, Member of the European Parliament, Vice-Chair ENVI Committee

11:35 - 11:55Feedback from the room & wrap-up
Humberto Delgado Rosa, Director Natural Capital, DG Environment

11:55 - 12:00Concluding Remarks & Closing
 Hilde Eggermont, Strategic Coordinator of the Belgian Biodiversity Platform/ Chair & Coordinator of the European Biodiversity Partnership