It’s time to #RestoreNature. Join our call to bring nature back to Europe!
We need nature. Wetlands, forests, grasslands, marine habitats… all of them play a crucial role in regulating the climate and are vital to our survival. But did you know 80% of European nature is in bad shape?
Luckily, all hope is not lost! We have a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to turn the tide for nature in Europe: a law to #RestoreNature.
What makes this opportunity unique is that this law will legally oblige EU countries to restore a set amount of nature. If they fail, they can be held accountable, and taken to court.
Right now, governments across the EU are discussing this new law. Join us and over 200 NGOs and ask your decision-makers to adopt a strong and urgent implementation of the law that can curb the nature and climate crises.
You are just one step away from making a difference for nature: send a nature picture and letter to your government and Members of the European Parliament! Click on the form below!
- What are the benefits of restoring nature?
- What is the Nature Restoration Law?
- Why do we need to restore nature now?
What are the benefits of restoring nature?
Restoring nature is caring: about humanity, about our planet, about the future.
5 main reasons why we need to restore nature:
- It helps biodiversity: bringing back local flora and fauna.
- It tackles the climate crisis: natural habitats store carbon.
- It protects us from natural disasters: forests and wetlands reduce flooding.
- It improves our health: access to nature benefits our well-being.
- It boosts the local economy by strengthening food provision and sustainable practices.
Let’s #RestoreNature now!
What is the Nature Restoration Law?
On 22 June 2022, the European Commission published a long-awaited proposal for the EU Nature Restoration Law. The Commission proposes to restore at least 20 % of the EU’s land and sea areas by 2030 and repair all ecosystems in need of restoration by 2050.
This will be the first European-wide law to set legally binding targets to #RestoreNature! It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reverse the biodiversity and climate crises by placing the EU’s degraded nature on a path to recovery.
The proposal is the first major EU biodiversity law since the Habitats Directive in 1992 and follows the commitments made by the European Commission in the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 which calls for the recovery of high-quality and resilient ecosystems in the EU.
Let your government and Members of the European Parliament know you care and want to see nature restored now!
Why do we need to restore nature now?
Restoring is not only possible but mandatory.
European biodiversity is in an alarming state. Over 80% of our habitats are in poor condition and only 23% of species monitored under the EU Nature Directives are in good health. The decline of European biodiversity is so advanced that the conservation and protection of the remaining nature will not be enough to halt biodiversity loss.
Restoration is urgently needed to bring Europe’s nature back to build Europe’s resilience. It is crucial that the bulk of restoration action in Europe’s ecosystems is not pushed back beyond 2030. This decade must be the turning point to place nature on the path to recovery and you can help by contacting your decision-makers here above!