Back to nature: landmark law seeks to restore 20% of EU land in eight years
In terms of proposed legislation, countries will have to produce national plans to contribute to the aims
The European Commission on Wednesday proposed legally binding targets to restore nature across the EU in an attempt to recover plunging wildlife populations and repair degraded habitats.
EU environment policy chief Virginijus Sinkevicius said the proposal would require EU countries to collectively restore nature to 20% of EU land by 2030 and meet individual targets for certain habitats and species.
“Nothing can replace ecosystem services that the oceans provide, our soils or our forests,” he said...