Knowledge centre for biodiversity launched
21/10/2020

Knowledge centre for biodiversity launched

The European Commission has launched a new Knowledge Centre for Biodiversity. The centre will serve as a point of access to science-based evidence to protect natural ecosystems that provide Europe with food, medicine, materials, recreation and wellbeing.

The purpose of the knowledge centre is to make the latest research results on biodiversity and biodiversity loss available to strengthen the impact of EU policies. It also contributes to the Commission's implementation of the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030.

Moreover, the centre works to address the challenges revealed by the first EU-wide ecosystem assessment published by the Joint Research Centre during EU Green Week, which showed that Europe's natural spaces are facing increasing pressures, as we become more and more dependent on them.

Learn more about the knowledge centre and the JRC's assessment here.