SAVE THE DATE - EU Nature Restoration Law: How to make it a real game changer for Mediterranean nature?
July 27, 2022
Date: 22 September 2022, at 02:30 PM Brussels Time
Increased human pressure has severely affected European nature and climate in the past decades and it continues to do so. Science tells us that we need large-scale nature restoration in Europe to reverse biodiversity decline and increase our resilience against floods, droughts and other threats to our daily livelihoods and food security. As part of its Green Deal ambitions, the European Commission has published a proposal for a new European Legislation with binding nature restoration targets for the Member States. This can be a real game-changer for nature and climate in Europe and the Mediterranean region, if implemented in a timely and well-considered manner. However, several industrial extractive sectors (e.g. agriculture, forestry) are strongly opposing the law proposal, which so far resulted in publication delays and risks of weakening targets. As NGOs, we need to join forces, together with citizens and progressive companies, to counter these sectors’ narratives and call our European and national decision-makers to support an ambitious EU Nature Restoration Law.
During the webinar, you will learn more about the ambition, process, and improvements needed for the European Nature Restoration Law, why it is important for Mediterranean countries, and how we can work together.
Download the agenda here.