On 12 July, the European Parliament made a significant decision by voting in favour of adopting the Nature Restoration Law, which aims to rehabilitate Europe’s damaged habitats and safeguard ecosystems from further degradation. The Nature Restoration Law has been at the centre of a political battle, with right-wing opposition raising doubts about the future of EU green legislation. The law would introduce binding targets for ecosystem and habitat restoration, a critical step considering that approximately 80% of such areas in the EU are in poor condition. The European People’s Party (EPP), along with other right-leaning political groups, had previously withdrawn from negotiations and demanded the scrapping of the law. They claimed that the legislation’s biodiversity provisions would negatively impact European farmers and compromise food security. However, scientists, activists, and other Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have refuted these claims. More
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