Everything you ever wanted to know about biodiversity (but were afraid to ask)

Launching the ’Knowledge Centre for Biodiversity’ Part 1

In partnership with the JRC

“Only what gets measured, gets done” said the President of the Commission when presenting the European Green Deal. The EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 calls for sound science, knowledge, monitoring, reporting and assessment to underpin progress. Data on biodiversity and indicators will be improved through better in-situ monitoring, mapping, modelling and the digital transformation. Citizen science will contribute data and knowledge to complement the improvement of the evidence base for policy making. The Commission is launching, in close cooperation with the EEA, a Biodiversity Knowledge Centre to track and assess progress and to underpin the integration of biodiversity and ecosystem services into decision-making.

Opening & Moderators:

Joanna Drake, Deputy Director-General, Directorate General for Environment, European Commission

Stephen Quest, Director-General, Joint Research Centre, European Commission


Virginijus Sinkevičius, Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, European Commission

Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, European Commission (TBC)

David Cooper, Deputy Executive Secretary, CBD (Convention on Biological Diversity)

Grégoire Dubois, Project Leader Scientific Research, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

Giovanni De Santi, Director, Sustainable Resources, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

Hans Bruyninckx, Executive Director, European Environment Agency

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 !
The virtual event platform will be soon open - all you have to do is to register and you will gain access to the event from your home or office.
If you are interested in attending the virtual event, you can leave your e-mail address here and we will contact you as soon as the registration platform is available.