The European Commission has just drafted a new Nature Restoration Act (22 th June) that will be a key step towards nature restoration in all member countries. The aim of repairing 80% of habitats in poor environmental condition to restore nature in all ecosystems, including forests, agricultural land, marine ecosystems and urban environments.
The proposal, which takes the form of a draft regulation, defines a number of key concepts and sets legally binding targets for nature restoration by 2050.
Because this law will help to ensure the resilience and safety of the food supply in the European Union and thus worldwide.
And this means that Member States will have to draw up their own national restoration plans and carry out the necessary work to identify the restoration measures needed to meet the targets and obligations.
Naturally, the Nature Restoration Act will apply to all Member States legally binding targets for nature restoration in different ecosystems that will complement existing legislation.
According to the report presented by the conservation organisation WWF, the recovery of degraded natural spaces would favour the absorption of some 300 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year. This is equivalent to Spain’s annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
And according to press reports, there have been obstacles to the project, as there are entities that wanted to lower their restrictions, which has led to a continuous postponement of the presentation of the project.
As European Commission vice-president Frans Timmermans said “Some see war as a perfect excuse to curb” biodiversity and ecological farming practices.