Presentation on theme: "15.05.20062 DG Environment Director-General: Mogens Peter Carl Direction A:Communication, Legal Affairs & Civil Protection Direction B:Protecting."— Presentation transcript:
15.05.20062 DG Environment Director-General: Mogens Peter Carl Direction A:Communication, Legal Affairs & Civil Protection Direction B:Protecting the Natural Environment Unit: Nature and Biodiversity Direction C:Climate Change & Air Direction D:Water, Chemicals & Cohesion Direction E:International Affairs & LIFE Direction F:Resources Direction G:Sustainable Development & Integration Commissioner: Stavros Dimas
15.05.20063 The presentation is on Natura 2000 Financing Natura 2000 Financial Framework of the EU
15.05.20064 Natura 2000 European network of protected areas Target: To ensure bio-diversity through the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora in the European territory
15.05.20065 The overall Picture 25.000 Natura 2000 sites 20 % of the EU 25 territory December 2005
15.05.20068 Natura 2000 costs Establishment of Natura 2000 Management planning Ongoing management actions (as nature conservation measures, Monitoring etc) Investment costs (as restoration and improvement of habitats, infrastructure for public access etc)
15.05.20069 Communication on Financing Natura 2000 Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on Financing Natura 2000 * Estimated costs for EU 25: 6,1 billion Euro Integration option: Use of existing Community funds * COM (2004)431 final of 15.07.2004
15.05.200610 Decision for the Integration Option! nTo ensure that management of Natura 2000 sites is part of the wider land management policies of the EU nAllows MS to set priorities and develop policies reflecting their national specificities nAvoids duplication of different Community funding Communication on Financing Natura 2000
15.05.200611 Next steps by the Commission Guidance Handbook Inform and support Member States and potential beneficiaries on how to use the Community funds for Natura 2000 Workshops in 25 Member States, Bulgaria and Romania - Present the Guidance and how to use it - Discuss country specific problems and challenges - Enable co-operation/networking
15.05.200612 Our Partners WWF Germany Coordination and project management Contact point to EU Contact point for national partners (WWF Germany) Institute for European Environmental Policy - IEEP Guidance handbook Nova-Institut Workshop concept and analysis
The Financial Framework is a multi annual spending plan -that translates into financial terms the Union's policy priorities and -that sets limits on European Union expenditure over a fixed period and thus imposes budgetary discipline. Financial Framework
Financial Framework 2007-2013 Source: Communication COM (2004) 101 final/2, “Building our common future, policy challenges and budgetary means of the enlarged union 2007-2013”
26.02.2004: Communication COM (2004) 101 final/2 “Building our common future” 14.07.2004: Communication COM (2004) 487 final “Financial perspective 2007 – 2013” Financial Framework 2007-2013 - COM Proposals - The Commission proposed over the 2007-2013 period: € 994.3 billion, corresponding to 1.21 % of the EU´s gross national income (GNI).
Financial Framework 2007-2013 - Council Decision - In December 2005 the European Council agreed: € 862.3 billion, corresponding to 1.045 % of the EU´s gross national income (GNI).
15.05.200617 Financial Framework 2007-2013 - The final deal - 26.04.2006: Provisional consolidated version of the INTERINSTITUTIONAL AGREEMENT between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission: € 864.4 billion, corresponding to 1.048 % of the EU´s gross national income (GNI).
15.05.200618 1A. Competitiveness for growth: 74,2 billion 1B. Cohesion for growth: 307,9 billion 2. Preservation & management of natural resources: 371,3 billion 3A. Freedom, security & justice: 6,6 billion 3B. Citizenship: 4,1 billion 4. The EU as a global partner: 49,5 billion 5. Administration: 49,8 billion 6. Compensations: 0,8 billion Total of €864,4 billion Financial Framework 2007-2013 - The final deal -
15.05.200619 Proposed Environmental Financing 2007-13 –Structural Funds (European Regional Dev. Fund, European Social Fund) –Cohesion Fund –European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) –European Fisheries Fund (EFF) –Pre-Accession Instrument –European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) –Framework RTD programme –Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) –Life+ instrument (only “pure environmental financing”) –(Eur. Investment Bank, Eur. Investment Fund, Eur. Bank Rec. & Dev) Red = decentralised approach; Green = calls for proposals; Bleu = loans
15.05.200620 Regulations, Guidelines, Frameworks and OPs Commission Member State Member State/Regions National Strategic Reference Frameworks National & Regional Operational Programmes Negotiated with Commission Adopted by Commission Community Strategic Guidelines Regulations Adopted by Council/EP
15.05.200621 NA201EN Thank you for your attention! Homepage DG ENV: http://ec.europa.eu/comm/environment/nature/home.htm Circa-group: http://forum.europa.eu.int/Public/irc/env/financing_natura/library