The new Nature Restoration Law proposed by the European Commission in June 2022, aimed at restoring ecosystems for people, climate and planet, will be put to a vote in the ENVI Committee in May 2023. In June 2023, the European Parliament will hold its plenary vote (mid-June).
In this context, the GRÜNE LIGA supports EEB's #RestoreNature campaign, which is pushing for the adoption of an ambitious law.
This law is fundamental to establish a governance framework in order to restore ecosystems that are particularly at risk, in order to increase climate change adaptation, ensure food security and the well-being of humankind and all forms of life on our planet.
Member States will have to develop National Restoration Plans, including both area-based restoration targets and indicator-based restoration targets. This should allow for the establishment of an integrated approach to restoration on the European level.
(The Havel River in Germany)
The main overarching objectives are the following:
The restoration targets are divided into the following categories:
Despite some key positive elements, such as the 20% EU objective for effective and area-based restoration measures or the peatland restoration targets under the agricultural section of the NRL, some others have to be improved:
To engage yourself or your organisation in the #RestoreNature Campaign and to receive updates, please sign up to the mailing list under this link: Mailing List #RestoreNature