Nature Restoration Law

What is the Nature Restoration Law? 

The European Commission has published a long-awaited proposal for the EU Nature Restoration Law. This Law proposes to restore at least 20 % of the EU’s land and sea areas by 2030 and repair all ecosystems in need of restoration by 2050.  

This will be the first European-wide law to set legally binding targets to #RestoreNature! It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reverse the biodiversity and climate crises by placing the EU’s degraded nature on a path to recovery.  

The proposal is the first major EU biodiversity law since the Habitats Directive in 1992 and follows the commitments made by the European Commission in the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 which calls for the recovery of high-quality and resilient ecosystems in the EU. 

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Where are we now?

On July 12th, the NRL was voted on by all members of the EU Parliament. There had been strong oppostition from centre right and conservative parties wanting to reject the law entirely, stating disinformation about targets and funding. Luckily MEP’s did not vote to reject the law and we now have an EU Nature Restoration Law! This wouldn’t have happened if it wasn’t for the 1 million people who emailed politicians voicing their concerns and stating they wanted a strong EU Nature Restoration Law, so thank you to everyone who did this.

The next stage of the process is trialogue negotiations. This is where the EU Parliament and EU Council will discuss certain amendments in the law and we hope this will result in the strongest version possible.


Email tool to contact MEPs and Ministers

Even though we have made it through the plenary vote on the law, you can still use this tool to contact MEPs and national Ministers during the negotiation process. This online email tool will give the chance to citizens and supporters to put extra pressure on national ministers and the Members of the European Parliament to adopt a strong EU Nature Restoration Law. All you have to do is fill in your details below and our common letter to decision makers will be sent to the correct ministers and MEP’s at the best time (usually before an important vote or event).

Let your government and Members of the European Parliament know you care and want to see nature restored now


Restoring nature is caring: about humanity, about our planet, about the future.  

5 main reasons why we need to restore nature:  

  1. It helps biodiversity: bringing back local flora and fauna.
  2. It tackles the climate crisis: natural habitats store carbon.
  3. It protects us from natural disasters: forests and wetlands reduce flooding.
  4. It improves our health: access to nature benefits our well-being.
  5. It boosts the local economy by strengthening food provision and sustainable practices