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Food security and ecosystem resilience: Commission boosts action on pollinators

On 24 January 2023, the Commission presented «A New Deal for Pollinators» to tackle the alarming decline in wild pollinating insects in Europe, revising the 2018 EU Pollinators Initiative.

Citizens have been increasingly calling for decisive action against pollinator loss, also through the recent successful European Citizens' Initiative «Save Bees and Farmers». The renewed initiative sets out actions to be taken by the EU and the Member States to reverse the decline of pollinators by 2030 as today, one in three bee, butterfly and hoverfly species are disappearing in the EU. It complements the Commission's proposal for a Nature Restoration Law of June 2022 and is a key part of the Biodiversity Strategy 2030, the Farm to Fork Strategy and the European Green Deal.

Pressemitteilung (24.01.2023) Europäische Kommission

A New Deal for Pollinators (COM/2023/35 final)

European Commission - Pollinators