Session 6.3

Legal approaches to ecosystem restoration

To reverse biodiversity loss, the new Biodiversity Strategy includes an EU Nature Restoration Plan. One key element of the plan is to strengthen the EU legal framework for nature restoration, and for the European Commission to put forward a proposal for legally binding EU nature restoration targets in 2021 to restore degraded ecosystems.

Given that the new legal instrument proposed in the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 will need to cover both a broad range of ecosystems and be specific, concrete and implementable, the attendees of the session will open discussions on the specific restoration targets, measures and approaches that could be put forward.