Launch of the national biodiversity strategy 2030


On Monday November 27, Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne, Christophe Béchu, Minister for Ecological Transition and Territorial Cohesion, and Sarah El Haïry, Secretary of State for Biodiversity, presented the National Biodiversity Strategy (SNB) for 2030. The French Biodiversity Agency (OFB) will mobilize its forces to ensure the success of this strategy.

"The collapse of biodiversity is a threat to our societies, and we must stem it quickly. The survival of several thousand species depends on our mobilization. We are the last generation to be able to reverse this collapse". With these words, Élisabeth Borne introduced the launch of the new National Biodiversity Strategy.


4 priorities, 40 measures and 200 actions

To halt and then reverse this collapse, the National Biodiversity Strategy 2030, deemed "the most ambitious ever deployed to date", contains 200 actions divided into four axes:

  • Reduce the pressures on biodiversity, with the implementation of the Zero Net Artificialization objective, the creation of the 12th national park dedicated to wetlands, the introduction of the Tracnat tool to address the illegal trade of natural resources, and the organization of 500 one-stop operations to prevent the proliferation of invasive alien species.
  • Restore degraded biodiversity, with the planting of a billion climate-adapted trees, the restoration of 50,000 hectares of wetlands over 10 years, and the launch of a grassland plan.
  • Mobilize all stakeholders, with the State setting an example, deploying atlases of communal biodiversity, launching a network of tree-lined towns, strengthening the ecological engineering sector, supporting businesses and "creating a framework of commitment for young people", including the development of educational areas and civic services.
  • Guarantee the means to achieve these ambitions, with over a billion additional euros for biodiversity by 2024 and, for the first time in twenty years, 141 additional jobs created to implement this strategy. At the same time, a plan to redirect or phase out subsidies that are harmful to biodiversity will be drawn up from 2024 onwards.

This strategy will be overseen by an interministerial body, the General Secretariat for Ecological Planning, reporting to the Prime Minister.


OFB at the service of the SNB's success

The French Biodiversity Agency, a public body tasked with reclaiming biodiversity, supported the French Ministry for Ecological Transition and Territorial Cohesion throughout the development of the National Biodiversity Strategy 2030.

With its missions of knowledge, policing, public policy support, protected area management, stakeholder support and citizen mobilization, OFB will be taking part in most of the SNB's measures, including in particular:

  • Contribution to the 10% target for strong protection in protected areas;
  • Protection of coral reefs and mangroves in the French overseas territories;
  • Posidonia protection;
  • Support for the adaptive management of wildlife species;
  • Management of the national ECOPHYTO program;
  • Nature conservation actions;
  • Setting up an agroecology platform and a hedgerow reference system;
  • Analysis of the compatibility of fishing activities with protection objectives in marine protected areas;
  • Coordination and funding of the local biodiversity atlas program;
  • Coordination of the "Engagés pour la nature" program;
  • Support for the expansion of the Celebration of Nature;
  • Development of educational areas.

More broadly, OFB will mobilize its resource centers, information systems and training facilities in support of numerous measures. It will carry out a number of actions on its own, but will also mobilize numerous partnerships.

To facilitate the mobilization of territories, economic sectors and citizens, OFB will coordinate the LIFE BIODIV'France project until 2032. This project, specially dedicated to supporting the implementation of the SNB, was signed with the European Commission on November 27, and will receive 30 million euros from the LIFE program. It will be implemented by OFB with 30 associated beneficiaries.


Accountability at the heart of the SNB

As the Ministry of Ecological Transition and Territorial Cohesion points out, "the National Biodiversity Strategy 2030 is the Nation's trajectory. The National Committee for Biodiversity will be responsible for annual monitoring of results. OFB will monitor the strategy's implementation indicators, under the supervision of the General Secretariat for Ecological Planning (SGPE) attached to the Prime Minister, which will activate corrective actions in the event of trajectory deviations."

OFB, through the technical support it will provide for this monitoring, will thus contribute to ensuring that society as a whole is fully aware of the progress made in implementing the SNB.