EU Parliament adopts position on Nature Restoration Law

On 12 July, the European Parliament, adopted its position on the EU nature restoration law with 336 votes in favour, 300 against and 13 abstentions. The law will result in the application of recovery measures on 20% of the EU’s land and sea by 2030, rising to cover all degraded ecosystems by 2050. It aims to reverse or minimise the impacts brought about by climate change, pollution and human activities. Opponents criticised the law for putting food security at risk, lacking budget for implementation and harming businesses. One compromise was to add in a provision that allowed for the delay of the law until such time as an impact assessment had been done on food security.

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