First-ever Nature Restoration Law

Yesterday, the European Commission adopted pioneering proposals proposal for a Nature Restoration Law to restore damaged ecosystems and bring nature back across Europe, from forests, agricultural land, and seas, to urban environments. This is the first-ever legislation that explicitly targets the restoration of Europe's nature, repairing the 80% of European habitats that are in poor condition, and bringing back nature to all ecosystems.

The law prepared by the European Commission will now be examined by the European Parliament and the Council.


European Commission proposes new strategy to protect and restore forests

On 16th July, the European Commission adopted the New EU Forest Strategy for 2030, an emblematic initiative of the European Green Deal that builds on the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030.

The strategy contributes to the package of measures proposed to achieve greenhouse gas emission reductions of at least 55% by 2030 and climate neutrality in 2050 in the EU. It also helps the EU deliver on its commitment to enhancing carbon removals by natural sinks as per the Climate Law. By addressing the social, economic and environmental aspects altogether, the Forest Strategy aims at ensuring the multifunctionality of EU forests and highlights the pivotal role played by foresters.


Launch of the ONEforest project for a common forest management 

The Horizon project ONEforest - Multi-criteria decision support system for common forest management to strengthen forest resilience, harmonise stakeholder interests and ensure sustainable wood flows - has officially started on 1st June 2021. The project duration is set for 3 years and will end in June 2024. The project has an overall budget of around €5.2 million and consists of 19 partners in 8 countries throughout Europe. ONEforest will be led by Rosenheim Technical University of Applied Sciences (Germany).