How healthy is our nature? The 2020 State of Nature report

Organised by the European Environment Agency

This session will present the main findings of the EU State of Nature report. This report, published every six years with all its online supporting material, is the largest and most extensive data gathering and reporting exercise carried out in Europe on the state of nature. It documents the status and trends of habitats and species reported by Member States between 2013-2018 under the Birds and the Habitats Directives, providing an up-to-date overview of the health of nature in the EU. Presentations will outline progress that has been made as well as remaining challenges and opportunities for Europe’s nature in the context of the Biodiversity Strategy for 2030. Join the discussion on what actions are needed to successfully protect Europe’s biodiversity in the long-term, the role of the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2030, and the potential to join forces with the climate community for increased impact.


Hans Bruyninckx, Executive Director, European Environment Agency

Florika Fink-Hooijer, Director-General, Directorate General for Environment, European Commission

Eleni Tryfon, Nature Directives Reporting Expert, European Environment Agency

Zelmira Sipkova-Gaudillat, Biodiversity Officer, European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity (Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle)

Sandra Naumann, Senior Fellow, Coordinator Biodiversity, European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity (Ecologic Institute)


Nicola Notaro, Head of the Nature Protection Unit, Directorate General for Environment, European Commission


Our principal priority is the health, safety and wellbeing of our speakers, moderators, exhibitors and participants, and so we have been monitoring the situation concerning the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak constantly. Due to the current situation and restrictions, it has been decided that EU Green Week 2020 will be available exclusively online.

You will have the opportunity to join the EU Green Week in a new immersive virtual experience. Not only will you be able to watch all the sessions live and interact with the speakers, but you will also have the possibility to explore the exhibitions and network with the other attendants just as if you were there !
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