The European Parliament and Council have agreed on new legislation to restore and protect natural habitats and ecosystems. The law mandates EU countries to restore 20% of the EU’s land and sea areas by 2030 and all ecosystems in need of restoration by 2050. It covers targets for specific restoration measures for wetlands, grasslands, forests, rivers, lakes, and marine ecosystems, as well as regulations for pollinator populations, organic soils, and urban green areas. The Commission will assess restoration funding needs and provide solutions. Member states must submit their nature restoration plans within two years after the law’s entry into force.
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