A close decision: EU countries have voted in favour of the Nature Restoration Law

ARL International ARL International
published on 20/06/2024

The European Union's environment ministers have voted in favour of the controversial Nature Restoration Law by a narrow majority. The law obliges EU countries to plant more trees and restore moors and rivers. According to official figures, around 80 percent of habitats in the European Union are in a poor state.

The aim of the law is to restore at least 20 percent of degraded land and marine areas by 2030 and all threatened ecosystems by 2050.