NRC Biodiversity EEA new Strategic Cycle 2014-2018 Copenhagen, 27&28 October 2013 Ivone Pereira Martins, Head of Group, NSV1
New EEA strategic period • Multi Annual Work Programme 2014-2018 • EEA work area SA1.7 Biodiversity, Ecosystems, Agriculture and Forests • New ETC-BD 2014-2018 • Will follow work area SA1.7 Biodiversity, Ecosystems, Agriculture and Forests • Proposal for the NRC review: super NRC BEAF or split up to 4 NRC? • focus to be discussed depending on the model • ETC/SIA – Extended to 2014 • Proposal to EEA Management Board to start new ETC in 2015 • New EEA Director : Dr Hans Bruyninckx
KEY GOALS – EEA M-A WORK PROGRAM 2014-2018 • To be the prime source of knowledge at European level informing the implementation of European and national environment and climate policies; • To be a leading knowledge centre on the knowledge needed to support long term transition challenges and objectives; • To be the lead organisation at European level facilitating knowledge-sharing and capacity -building in the field of environment and climate change.
EEA strategic response Informing policy implementation Assessing systemic challenges dynamic interactions Knowledge creation, sharing and use
Strategic areas in MAWP 2014-2018 • SA1 - Informing policy implementation • SA2 - Assessing systemic challenges • SA3 - Knowledge co-creation, sharing and use • SA4 - EEA management • Strengthening the integration of EEA and Eionet activities, including capacity building, remain central to the 2014-18 strategy • Deepening of Eionet following the principles of SEIS.
SA1: INFORMING POLICY IMPLEMENTATION Air pollution, transport and noise Climate change mitigation and energy Industrial pollution Marine and maritime, fisheries and coastal Water management, resources and ecosystems Climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation Biodiversity, ecosystems, agriculture and forests Urban, land use and soil Waste and material resources
Policy base for EEA work area SA1.7 • EEA regulation • 7th EAP • Priority 1 Natural capital • EU Biodiversity strategy to 2020 (Commission Communication: Our life insurance, our natural capital: an EU biodiversity strategy to 2020 (COM(2011) 244)) Green Infrastructure Strategy (COM(2013) 249) IAS Regulation • Global Biodiversity Agenda in the context of the Convention on Biological Diversity and its set of twenty AICHI targets.
MAWP 2014-2018 SA1.7 Specific Objectives • to collect, process, quality assure and disseminate data and information on genes, species, habitats and ecosystems to support the Birds and Habitats Directives, the EU Biodiversity Strategy and related multilateral, regional and global policy agreements; • to assist the European Commission and the Member states with the reporting of data towards the implementation of the Nature Directives; • to further develop EEA and shared information systems , in particular the Biodiversity Information System for Europe (BISE), in support to the above; • use biodiversity and ecosystems data, information and knowledge to inform and support the assessment of the implementation of related (agriculture, forests) and cross-cutting policy objectives (ecosystem-based management, water, marine, urban, regional) through topic assessments to track progress towards the achievement of biodiversity targets as defined in relevant EU and international policies through relevant indicators and assessments; • to assess the status and trends of terrestrial and marine biodiversity, as well as pressures and possible impacts of measures related to biodiversity and ecosystems in relevant legislative instruments and policies (CAP and rural development, Forestry Strategy, and complementary to work in the areas on water and marine). • to make use of Copernicus land monitoring services to support the bio-physical mapping and assessments of ecosystems and their services.
EEA - EIONET CORE PROCESSES M K D I A Member countries/ Eionet KNOWLEDGE BASE SA1 DATA SA2 Member States/ Eurostat SA1 INDICATORS SA2 Horizon 2020, JRC Remote sensing Copernicus SA1 ASSESSMENTS SA2 Citizens, civil society, business SA1 Informing policy implementation SA2 Assessing systemic challenges SA3 Knowledge co-creation, sharing and use
Biodiversity and ecosystems related topics for Eionet
1.7. PROJECTS • 1.7.1. Nature legislation: implementation, reporting and assessments • 1.7.2. Biodiversity Data Centre and biodiversity data flows - Streamlining data on species and habitats (EUNIS) • 1.7.3. BISE development and content management • 1.7.4. Biodiversity related indicators - assess progress towards the 2020 targets • 1.7.5. Biodiversity and ecosystems assessments and networks - contributing to European and global processes • 1.7.6. Agriculture ecosystems (indicators and) assessments • 1.7.7. Forest ecosystems (indicators and) assessments • 1.7.8. ETC Biological Diversity and EIONET Management
Project clustering under 1.7 1.7.1. Nature legislation: implementation, reporting and assessments 1.5.1 Water Reporting & data flows 1.7.2. Biodiversity Data Centre and biodiversity data flows - Streamlining data on species and habitats (EUNIS) 1.7.3 BISE development and content management 1.6.4 Marine and maritime assessments 1.7.4 Biodiversity related indicators - assess progress towards 2020 targets 1.8.5 Ecosystem mapping and assessment 1.7.6. Agriculture ecosystems (indicators and) assessments 1.7.7. Forest ecosystems (indicators and) assessments 1.7.5. Biodiversity and ecosystems assessments and networks - contributing to European and global processes 1.7.8. ETC Biological Diversity and EIONET Management
Priority - Strategic area 1: Informing policy implementation • Finalise, document and discuss the analysis of the nationally-reported assessments on ecological status under the Nature Directives for publication of results in early 2015– links to Target 1
Priority - Strategic area 2: Assessing systemic challenges • SOER 2015: during 2014, the focus of work towards the next report on the state of, trends in and prospects for the environment in Europe (SOER 2015) will be on developing the underpinning regular assessments and drafting of its constituent parts – in view of a planned publication in early 2015. Tools for ‘SOE-online’ will be deployed to enhance online access to regularly updated data and indicators in support of the SOER 2015 process.
Priority - Strategic area 3: KnowledgeCo-creation, sharing and use • Evaluation of the progress of implementation of the Inspire Directive in close cooperation with Eionet and relevant European Commission services– CDDA as a test case
Thank You! You can find all documents at the following link: • http://forum.eionet.europa.eu/nrc-nature-and-biodiversity-interest-group/library/nrc-meetings/2013-copenhagen/nrc-biodiversity-workshop-28-29-october-2013/