In the focus of the closing day of the informal meeting of EU environment ministers in Slovenia’s Brdo pri Kranju was a new proposal for a global framework for biodiversity after 2020. They also touched on protection of pollinators.
As the chair of the meeting, minister Andrej Vizjak said that the time was to stop the trend of declining biodiversity:
'’Slovenia, as the initiator of the World Bee Day, pays a lot of attention to the preservation of pollinators, including wild ones. As ministers, we’re concerned about the decline of wild pollinators and the implications of this for biodiversity and pollinator ecosystem services on our society.’’
According to the Environment Ministry, the first draft of the global framework for biodiversity until 2030 envisages an ambitious approach necessary for a thorough transformation of the conduct of governments, economic sectors and society as a whole, the STA reports.