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News EU Nature restoration law proposed by the European Commission, June 2022

On 22nd of June 2022, the European Commission, DG ENV published a proposal to the European Parliament and Council of the EU for a Nature Restoration Law. It represents a huge opportunity to fight biodiversity and climate crises. It includes new binding targets, in particular: restore habitats and species protected by the EU nature legislation; reverse the decline of pollinators by 2030; no net loss of green urban spaces by 2030 and a minimum of 10% tree canopy cover in European cities; improved biodiversity on farmland e.g. for grassland butterflies, farmland birds, high-diversity landscape features; restore drained peatlands; healthier forests with improved biodiversity; at least 25.000 km free-flowing rivers by 2030; restore seagrasses and sea bottoms.

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