Our role in Europe
JNCC provides advice on environmental and other EU policies
that affect the environment, to the UK as a Member State and to its
devolved governments, the country conservation bodies and EU
institutions. We do this through:
- Working to integrate environmental concerns into other sectors
and to help policy-makers and economists understand the role of
biodiversity in a resilient environment
- Taking an overview of, and co-ordinating reporting on, European Directives.
- Helping Government to co-ordinate UK input to EU biodiversity
- Assisting the site designation process of the Natura 2000
network under the EC Birds and Habitats Directives
- Intelligence gathering, “horizon-scanning” and analysis. This
area of work is supported by a range of contracted products and
services on European policies for, or affecting, the
environment provided by the Institute
for European Environmental Policy (IEEP).
- Act as the UK LIFE National Contact Point to provide
advice and supporting in developing LIFE proposals. This service is
available to all UK organisations considering EU LIFE
JNCC also provides a supporting role for implementation and
guidance at the EU level, including advice on research development
and data provision.
The EU has a role in global biodiversity conservation as a
member of international initiatives, including Multilateral
Environmental Agreements (MEAs). We provide advice to the
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES),
the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Convention on
Wetlands (Ramsar) and the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) and
its Agreements (AEWA,
amongst others) at the European level.