Nature restoration: Helping people, biodiversity and climate
The publication Nature restoration: Helping people, biodiversity and climate showcases a collection of real-world success stories of nature restoration and presents key asks for the upcoming legally-binding nature restoration targets to be proposed by the European Commission in 2021. From flourishing ecotourism in Romania to local cooperation with fishers in France, the stories clearly demonstrate that nature restoration benefits people and the planet alike.
WWF is calling on the European Commission to propose a target of at least 15% of land and sea to be restored by 2030 both at the EU and Member State level. In addition, WWF is advocating for 15% of rivers to be restored to a free-flowing status in 2030 by removing physical barriers like dams. A target for CO₂ removal by natural sinks, as a separate target from the EU 2030 emissions reduction targets, should also be included.