As part of the EU’s Biodiversity Strategy for 2030, the European Commission has committed to propose a new law on nature restoration. This law can be a game-changer for biodiversity, climate adaptation, climate mitigation and with that for the protection of human health and fundamental freedoms. With nature being in a dire state across Europe and continuing to degrade in many places, consensus is growing that we urgently need to stop deterioration and start large-scale nature restoration. However, the details of how to actually do it are being debated now.
The EEB, BirdLife Europe and WWF invite you to this webinar where we would like to put the focus on the science and practice of ecosystem restoration, exploring particularly how we can and must restore key ecosystems, the benefits for different sectors, what restoration means in practice and what this requires for the new EU nature restoration law.
We will hear from key restoration scientists and stakeholders on the scientific context for this new law, what the new law should look like, what stakeholders need on the ground and how that can be implemented.
15:05 Framing the debate/context, Sergiy Moroz, EEB
15:10 The scientific need for an ambitious nature restoration law, Jordi Cortina-Segarra, Society for Ecological Restoration Europe
15:25 Panel: The opportunities of nature restoration for different sectors – discussion with stakeholders
• Mark Owen, European Anglers Association
• Eva Mayerhofer, European Investment Bank
• Bertrand Vallet, EurEau
• Gérard Rass, Association pour la promotion d’une Agriculture Durable (APAD)
• Aveliina Helm, Society for Ecological Restoration Europe