Biodiversity Loss Costs EU 450 Billion Euros a Year

BRUSSELS, Belgium, January 26, 2012 (ENS) – A silent crisis of biodiversity loss is costing the European Union 450 billion euros (US$590 billion) a year, adding to the stress of the ongoing financial crisis, the European Parliament heard on Tuesday. The loss estimate was presented in a draft report to the Environment Committee by Dutch MEP Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy, Special Rapporteur on Biodiversity of the European Parliament. He represents the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, ALDE, the third largest political group in the European Parliament.

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Biodiversity Loss Costs EU 450 Billion Euros a Year

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