Multilevel Governance of our Natural Capital – Part B: Recommendations
The contribution of regional and local authorities to the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2020 and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets
Davis, McKenna; Holger Gerdes and Pamela Muehlmann 2014: Multilevel-governance of our Natural Capital: the contribution of regional and local authorities to the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2020 and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets. Part B: Recommendations. Ecologic Institute, ICLEI, Berlin, Bonn. ISBN: 978-92-895-0782-0.
Deliverable B of the two-part report on "Multilevel Governance of our Natural Capital" provides a set of recommendations targeting Member States and local and regional authorities. These aim to support the achievement of the EU Biodiversity Strategy’s targets for 2020 and the implementation of CBD Decision X/22. The recommendations are the result of an analysis that was based on the findings from an online survey and desk research. The document presents a set of headline recommendations and elaborates on each recommendation with a more detailed explanation and illustrative examples.
In several Member States, substantial legislative and implementing powers on biodiversity, as well as the management of the operational programmes under the EU Funds, are devolved to regional governments and their administrations. Therefore, the recommendations address cooperation between the regional and national level actors, as well as between the regional and local authorities.
The recommendations are based on the findings presented in Deliverable A, which has been published separately.