The Nature Restoration Law (NRL) stands as a stalwart contributor to the EU's resilience in the face of climate change and biodiversity loss, rendering it nothing short of indispensable not only for the EU, but for our planet's future. The NRL proposal is scheduled for discussion at the European Parliament plenary session on 10 July – but without an agreed opinion from the leading ENVI committee chances of seeing the proposal coming through within this mandate are close to nil. But time is of the essence: all legislative work on this file should be completed ahead of the European elections next year to ensure successful and timely implementation of the European Green Deal.

Nature Restoration Law

Update: Nature Restoration Law, still hanging on a tightrope?

Following two unsuccessful votes in the opinion committees PECH and AGRI, the proposal for the Nature Restoration law (NRL) survived a vote of rejection in the European Parliament’s (EP) ENVI Committee on 15 June. However, the battle for biodiversity is far from being over. 

Nature Restoration Law: What’s at stake?

In the field of environmental protection, there exist pivotal moments that determine the course of the planet’s future. Today, we stand on the precipice of such a moment. In the past months, the European Union (EU) has witnessed a flurry of activity surrounding the Nature Restoration Law (NRL) - a landmark piece of legislation that holds the key to revitalising our dwindling natural spaces. The proposed NRL addresses the decline of pollinators, along with the restoration of forests, marine areas, and other ecosystems by 2030 through nature restoration measures. By 2050, it ambitiously seeks to extend these measures to encompass all ecosystems in need of restoration. It is crucial to recognize that the NRL serves as it stands as a vital contributor to the EU's resilience towards climate change and sustainable food production, rendering it nothing short of indispensable. The NRL deserves the same level of support and ambition as the Climate Law – from which it would benefit in terms of smoother progress through the legislative process – and dismissing it as “yet another law” overlooks its indispensable role

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