The European Commission has the goal of transforming 30% of land and seas into protected areas.

By Leonor Hubaut

It is not a matter “To tell people what to do, but to explain to them how they can make informed choices”, specifies Frans Timmermans. JOHN THYS / AFP

Protect biodiversity and promote healthy food and sustainable agriculture. These are the objectives of the biodiversity and farm-to-table strategies presented by the European Commission on May 20, two days before World Biodiversity Day. Convinced that the destruction of biodiversity and the degradation of our food have favored the spread of the coronavirus, the vice-president of the European executive, Frans Timmermans, calls for “Recalibrate our relationship with nature. We need to be more resilient, to make sure that the way we live, produce, consume is sustainable. ”

First parts of the “green pact”, which could help “Prevent future pandemics, or at least mitigate their effects” as well as forest fires and other natural disasters, the strategies are ambitious. By 2030, Brussels recommends transforming at least 30% of Europe’s land and seas into protected areas that are effectively managed (against

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