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  1. Europe Overseas Roundtable on Biodiversity and Climate Change 25th of September 2014, Brussels EEA activities on the EU Overseas Frank Wugt Larsen (frank.larsen@eea.europa.eu) European Environment Agency (EEA) eea.europa.eu

  2. The EEA is... • An agency of the European Union • Analysing, assessing and providing environmental information by producing… • European, regional and global environment–related data and indicator sets • Integrated environmental assessments • Thematic environmental assessments eea.europa.eu

  3. EEA Environmental indicators • “The EEA is an important source and custodian of environment‑related data and indicators, and a key provider of environmental knowledge and information services” (Multiannual Work Programme 2014-2018) • 135 indicators across 13 themes • www.eea.europa.eu/data-and-maps/indicators eea.europa.eu

  4. EEA Environmental Assessments • Lots of integrated and thematic assessments…. eea.europa.eu

  5. A focus on biodiversity in EU overseas is very timely • EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020: Target 6 on averting global biodiversity loss. • The International Conference on Biodiversity and Climate Change, Guadelope, October 2014. • The European environment — state and outlook 2015 (SOER 2015) will be published in March 2015. The EEA might include regional assessments. eea.europa.eu

  6. A need to increase the knowledge base on biodiversity in EU overseas… • Last overview of biodiversity in EU overseas from 2008… • No common set of biodiversity indicators for EU overseas... eea.europa.eu

  7. EEA contract on technical support on biodiversity in EU overseas • Consists of 3 tasks: • Task 1: Prepare policy brief on biodiversity in EU overseas • Task 2: Prepare a background report on biodiversity in EU overseas • Task 3: Scoping of potential indicators for regular monitoring of biodiversity in EU overseas • Biodiversity to be understood in a broader sense (incl. ecosystem services, preferably also include climate change issues). eea.europa.eu

  8. Task 3: Scoping of potential indicators • Explore the option/feasibility of creating a set of indicators for EU overseas. • Analyse existing indicator frameworks (SEBI, BIP & CBD) in relation to EU overseas – to what extend is it possible to adapt them? • Rely on current monitoring and existing data, i.e. start with what is already readily available. • Build on existing local and national activities and good practise. eea.europa.eu

  9. Task 3: Scoping of potential indicators • Explore the option/feasibility of creating a set of indicators for EU overseas. • Analyse existing indicator frameworks (SEBI, BIP & CBD) in relation to EU overseas – to what extend is it possible to adapt them? • Rely on current monitoring and existing data, i.e. start with what is already readily available. • Build on existing local and national activities and good practise. eea.europa.eu

  10. Streamlining European Biodiversity Indicators (SEBI ) • SEBI – Streamlining European Biodiversity Indicators • Initiated in 2005 to select a set of indicators to monitor progress towards halting biodiversity loss by 2010 in Europe • Partnership between: EEA & ETC/BD, EC, UNEP-WCMC, PEBLDS and Czech Republic • SEBI built on the conceptual framework provided by the CBD, and worked with a set of headline indicators within the CBD focal areas • Involvement of nearly 150 experts allowed to develop a set of 26 indicators eea.europa.eu

  11. SEBI indicators eea.europa.eu

  12. 2010 Assessments based on SEBI indicator set eea.europa.eu

  13. Post-2010 policy framework • As the 2010 biodiversity target was not met: • At global level: CBD Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 • 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets under 5 Strategic Goals • EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 with 6 mutually supportive • and inter-dependent targets eea.europa.eu

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  15. The Biodiversity Indicators Partnership (BIP) • The CBD-mandated Biodiversity Indicators Partnership: promote and coordinate development and delivery of biodiversity indicators in support of the CBD etc. eea.europa.eu