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EU's Nature Restoration Law: A Landmark for Environmental Recovery

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Green swamp in the forest with a turtle., © Colourbox

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The European Union has introduced a transformative “Nature Restoration Law” to address the widespread degradation of its natural habitats. With 80% of these habitats in decline, the law mandates EU member states to restore ecosystems like forests, peatlands, and wetlands.

This legislation aims to bolster biodiversity, combat climate change, enhance disaster resilience, improve public health, and stimulate economic growth by ensuring the restoration of diverse ecosystems and setting specific requirements for agricultural and peatland recovery.

After the European Parliament's endorsement, the law awaits final approval by the EU Council, setting a precedent for integrated and comprehensive environmental action in Europe.

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