EU public consultation with its citizens: how to restore damaged nature?
Human activities have significantly changed as much as three-quarters of the land and two-thirds of the oceans in recent decades. This has destabilized our climate and support systems for natural life. As a result, the very existence of man on Earth is endangered in the long run. The European Union has therefore launched an online public consultation on drawing up legally binding EU nature restoration targets. Namely, it is planning a new law, which will make the restoration of the natural environment legally binding. In addition to wetlands, peatlands, meadows, forests, floodplains, rivers and seas, this is also about improving the condition of our caves and karst area. At the same time, it is also about our climate, the health and survival of humanity, and the protection of all that is left natural.
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The European Commission is therefore inviting its citizens, you included, to give their opinion on what this reconstruction should look like. The consultation aims to obtain stakeholder input, evidence and views in order to inform the three biodiversity policy initiatives. It will remain open for feedback for 12 weeks until 2 April.
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At the same time, BirdLife Europe, the European Environment Office and the WWF European Policy Office have launched the #RestoreNature campaign, which advocates for changes in legislation to change and restore nature based on science and concrete effects. .