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European Commission, EU Council, EU Parliament , to the MEPs of the EPP, ECR, S&D and Renew groups, in ENVI committee, Manfred Webber, @IratxeGarPe, @steph_sejourne and @NProcaccini


As citizens and constituents across Europe, we call on you to strengthen and pass an ambitious European Nature Restoration Law. EU member states must be legally required to develop national nature restoration plans, with clear time-bound and results-based targets for 2030 and 2050. This is a once-in-lifetime opportunity to lock-in strong, legally binding nature protections for decades to come, and we urge you to strengthen and support these laws.

Why is this important?

Rising temperatures, floods, droughts, and burning forests. Climate change is not a future problem, it’s here now. [1]

But the science is clear: if we protect and restore nature, we still have a chance at a healthy future. From planting millions of trees, to protecting and repairing coastal areas - we need to invest in a large-scale restoration plan to help restore our climate. [2]

Right now, the European Commission has put on the table new groundbreaking rules - called the Nature Restoration Law - to protect and restore nature across all EU countries in the next decades. This is our chance to repair nature in Europe, just in time to turn things around for our planet. [3]

But corporations are furious, and fighting back. Their lobbyists are hard at work — hand in hand with conservatives and far-right members of the European Parliament (MEPs) pushing to kill the plan. They believe their profits, not our planet, should be put first. [4]

So, with this Nature Restoration law coming up for a vote we have to push back before time runs out. Progressive MEPs are on our side, but we need a few more to swing the vote in our favour. And we can only win if each of them hears the voice of their constituents, including you, the ones who put them in power and demand accountability.


  1. https://climate.nasa.gov/evidence/
  2. https://wwfeu.awsassets.panda.org/downloads/wwf_factsheet_nature_restoration_climate_web.pdf
  3. On June 22, 2022, the European Commission presented a draft regulation aimed at protecting nature and restoring European ecosystems. If adopted, this ambitious regulation will require European Union (EU) Member States to implement restoration measures on at least 20% of European land and sea areas by 2030. By 2050, restoration measures will have to be initiated on all degraded ecosystems in Europe. To achieve this overall objective, the regulation particularly targets ecosystems with the highest potential for carbon elimination and storage: agricultural lands, forests, seas, coastlines, and rivers. The Council of the European Union and the European Parliament have recently started examining the draft law on the restoration of nature. https://environment.ec.europa.eu/topics/nature-and-biodiversity/nature-restoration-law_en
  4. ​https://www.euractiv.com/section/climate-environment/news/lawmakers-split-over-forestry-in-eu-nature-restoration-law/

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If we can convince them to support an ambitious law, we could restore nature and bring back bees in Europe.

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  • The EU Nature Restoration Law could help us take big steps to fix the climate and biodiversity problems. It could also help us grow food for the long term and protect our environment. To make this happen, the law should set targets to restore land and water in at least 15% of the EU by 2030.
  • Restoring nature can bring back biodiversity and help our farmers and all of us adapt to the climate crisis. While farmers in Europe are already struggling with droughts and floods, restoring our ecosystems can bring many benefits, such as regulating floods, improving water quality, and reducing soil erosion.
  • Healthy ecosystems are essential for growing food because they provide services like pollination. Pollination is especially critical, as 85% of our global food crops rely on it for yield and quality. The problem is, pollinators are disappearing rapidly, with a 75% decline in flying insect populations observed in Germany over 27 years. We need a strong Nature Restoration Law to act fast to save pollinators and our food supply.
  • We must act now. We need to urgently address the biodiversity and climate crisis. The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the climate scientists, warns that we have a brief and rapidly closing chance to take action for a livable and sustainable future. Delaying action on adaptation and mitigation will only make the situation worse.

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