Delay of the EU Nature Restoration Law
As part of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2030, the EU Nature Restoration Law was planned to be published on 23 March 2022. However, the European Commission postponed its publication without setting a new date. Together with approximately 150 other European NGOs, Eurosite co-signed a letter to the European Commission calling to set a new date for the proposal to be launched within a month. It is of the highest priority to set legally binding nature restoration targets, to help mitigate climate change and halt the drastic decline of EU biodiversity. Today we learned that the new date for publication is set at 22 June 2022.
Eurosite’s President Tilmann Disselhoff said:
“We are obviously disappointed that the Commission has postponed the publication date of the draft nature restoration regulation again. In the EU Biodiversity Strategy it was promised for the end of 2021, now the EC has promised to publish it before the summer break. As Europe’s state of nature continues to deteriorate, time is of the essence! We hope that the legislative process will not take years before the final law will enter into force.“