Nature Legislation - Fit for purpose and in need of action
The European Commission is currently carrying out an evaluation (so-called “Fitness Check”) of the Birds and Habitats Directives and is considering revising them.
This process must not tamper with the existing legal texts but should instead be used as an opportunity to:
1. Ensure that EU nature legislation is fully and effectively implemented and enforced across all EU member states;
2. Improve coherence between biodiversity and relevant sectoral policies (e.g. agriculture, forest, energy);
3. Invest in nature via more biodiversity friendly financial and fiscal policies;
4. Ensure effective transparency and public participation to allow people and nature to work together.