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Biodiversity: Strong Policy Objectives Challenged by Sectoral Integration

  • Marianne Kettunen
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Part of the The European Union in International Affairs book series (EUIA)

Abstract

The EU contributes to halting the global loss of biodiversity through conservation efforts within its own territory as well as at the global level. This chapter outlines the EU’s external biodiversity policy, the objectives pursued and the mix of governance mechanisms used. The chapter subsequently explores the effectiveness of the existing mechanisms and activities in achieving the EU’s external ambitions, focusing on two key external biodiversity objectives set out in the EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy: curbing illegal wildlife trade and mobilising resources for biodiversity conservation in third countries. The chapter concludes by discussing the key challenges of EU external biodiversity policy and the further need for monitoring its effectiveness.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marianne Kettunen
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  1. 1.Institute for European Environmental PolicyLondonUK

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