We are only as healthy as the nature around us. But Europe's ecosystems are rapidly deteriorating and climate change is only making things worse.
In March, the European Commission was expected to present a proposal for a new law that would set legally binding targets to restore nature across the EU. But under pressure from vested interests the law was delayed.
Fortunately, the fight is not over. Thanks in part to the intervention of over 14,000 Europeans, the Commission is now expected to present the proposal in June.
Nature restoration can become a real game-changer and a win-win solution to tackle the climate and biodiversity crises. But for this to happen, it needs to be timely, credible and ambitious.
We need a strong EU nature restoration law now!
We need to act fast to bring nature back. You can make a mark and show your support for nature restoration by moving yourself.
Whether it’s on foot or on wheels, in the mountains, local forest or by your favourite lake, each time you go out in nature, submit how many kilometres you have travelled. Take a selfie or record a short video outdoors and share it on social media with a message of why nature matters to you and why we need to bring it back. Make sure to include the #Move4Nature and #RestoreNature hashtags, so we can feature and promote your messages.
Together, let us show that we need an ambitious nature restoration law now. Because restoring and protecting nature is about securing a safer future for all of us.
Help us reach as many kilometres as possible and we will deliver the total distance to the European Commission in June as a symbol of public support for nature restoration and to show that we cannot delay the restoration law any longer!
So, what are you waiting for? Get moving for nature!
Submit your kilometres each time you go out in nature. The more you add, the farther we get!
Tag #Move4Nature and share photos from your adventure!