Nature Restoration Law: restoring Europe’s ecosystems and protecting biodiversity
28 June 2023 | 16:00-17:30 CET
What can be done to restore ecosystems and protect biodiversity in the EU, where more than 80% of habitats are now in a bad or poor conservation status?
In our latest webinar, we discussed the Nature Restoration Law with our two expert guests, Humberto Delgado Rosa (DG Environment Director for Biodiversity) and Sabien Leemans (Senior Biodiversity Policy Officer for WWF), who recently presented this topic in the latest podcast episode.
You can watch the videos below!
Amidst a global biodiversity crisis, the European Commission has proposed the Nature Restoration Law to restore 20% of EU land and sea by 2030 and all degraded ecosystems by 2050. According to the draft law, EU countries would need to submit National Restoration Plans to show how they plan to deliver against the targets. Jointly, these country plans would restore ecosystem services beneficial to human society across the EU and aid the recovery of sensitive habitats like peatlands, grasslands, dunes and wetlands.
With the proposal now on the negotiating table, the conversation about how to address nature’s decline is heating up. As the European Commission, EU member states and European Parliament debate the specifics, some economic actors are actively lining up against the plan.
The webinar is part of a new webinar series for young people in Europe that Ecologic Institute kick-started in 2022.
Below you can find the video recordings of Humberto Delgado Rosa and Sabien Leemans' presentations.
Video recordings of Humberto Delgado Rosa and Sabien Leemans
About the related podcast series Green Deal - Big Deal?
Together with exciting interview guests, our podcast hosts – Aaron Best and Ewa Iwaszuk from Ecologic Institute – will help you make sense of the European Green Deal's complexity. In a series of 15 podcast episodes, we will help you understand the significance of different measures by focusing on specific themes that are relatable and relevant to all of us. We talk about topics such as sustainable fashion, the future of cities and what our diets will look like in 2050. Tune in and dive with us into the complexity of European policy.
Humberto Delgado Rosa
DG Environment Director for Biodiversity
Senior Biodiversity Policy Officer for WWF
Ricarda analyses the design and implementation of policy frameworks for accelerating sustainable energy transitions. She is a Researcher at Ecologic Institute and enjoys hiking the Swiss Alps in her free time.
Aaron examines how the economy can provide for people’s well-being while protecting the planet. He works for Ecologic Institute in Berlin and enjoys chasing the light with his camera.