#RestoreNature joint statement
The EU Nature Restoration Law is a key and unique opportunity to tackle the twin biodiversity and climate crises, while also creating numerous benefits for our health, economy, food security and overall well-being. Restoring our ecosystems adequately is more than ever mandatory.
207 civil society organisations have come together, in this joint statement, to call upon all EU Member States, Members of the European Parliament and the European Commission to urgently adopt a strong Nature Restoration Law.
The proposal for an EU Nature Restoration Law was tabled by the European Commission in June 2022 and includes legally binding restoration targets for various ecosystems across the EU. It can be a game-changer for nature, people, the climate and the economy as every €1 invested in nature restoration adds between €8 to €38 in economic value.
Large-scale nature restoration is urgently needed across our continent to reverse devastating biodiversity loss, maintain crucial benefits provided by nature (clean air and water, food, crop pollination) and make Europe more resilient to the impacts of climate change, such as severe droughts and floods.
Europe cannot afford to exploit and fail its nature any longer, and with this law we can make one of the best investments - in nature.
Let's #RestoreNature, now!