The biodiversity and ecosystems provide essential goods and services to the society, and constitute the natural base for the economic prosperity and quality of life. Decline of these natural assets is considered a major challenge over the last decades that is addressed by the EU biodiversity policy framework. At regional level there is urgent need to improve the relevant policies and to provide multi-stakeholder solutions for protection and sustainable use of the natural capital.

The experts of the Interreg Europe Environment and Resource Efficiency Policy Learning Platform have developed a Policy Brief on the topic of protection of biodiversity and natural heritage. It highlights the need to improve the relevant policies and to provide multi-stakeholder solutions for protection and sustainable use of the natural capital. Emphasis is put on the exchange of experience and policy learning for greener Europe. 

Download the Policy Brief. 

The Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform is developed to stimulate knowledge exchange among Interreg Europe projects, European regions and other interested practitioners. To fine-tune the services and products of the platform to the user needs, we encourage you to share your ideas with Venelina Varbova[email protected], Thematic Manager for Environment and Resource Efficiency.

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