Key Milestones for Biodiversity in the UK and beyond

1992:     Earth Summit, Rio de Janeiro

1994:     Biodiversity: The UK Action Plan 1994

2002:     World Summit on Sustainable Development, Johannesburg

2002:     Working with the grain of nature: a biodiversity strategy for England, Defra

2002:     Northern Ireland Biodiversity Strategy, DEONI

2004:     Scotland’s Biodiversity: It’s in Your Hands: A strategy for the conservation  and enhancement of biodiversity in Scotland, Scottish Executive

2005:     Sustainable Development Strategy: Securing the Future

2005:     The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment: Living Beyond Our Means: Natural Assets and Human Well-being.

2007:     Conserving Biodiversity – the UK Approach

2008:     The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB)

2011:     EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 – towards implementation        

2011:     Biodiversity 2020: A strategy for England’s wildlife and ecosystem services, DEFRA 

2011      The UK’s National Ecosystem Assessment (NEA)

2011:     The Natural Choice: securing the value of nature, HM Government 

2012:     Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development and The Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020

2012:     The UK Post-2010 Biodiversity Framework, JNCC and DEFRA         

2012:     The establishment of the Natural Capital Committee, as an independent UK Government advisory body

2013:     2020 Challenge for Scotland's Biodiversity – A Strategy for the conservation and enhancement of biodiversity in Scotland, The Scottish Government

2015:     Scotland’s Biodiversity – A Route Map to 2020, The Scottish Government

2015:     SEPA’s Biodiversity Delivery Agreement with Scottish Government Scottish Biodiversity Strategy: 2020 Challenge for Scotland’s Biodiversity

2015:     'Valuing Nature - A Biodiversity Strategy for Northern Ireland to 2020, DEONI

2015:     BS 8583:2015 Biodiversity. Guidance for businesses on managing the risks and opportunities, BSI

2015:     World Forum on Natural Capital, Edinburgh