European Parliament does not reject nature restoration law

The European Parliament voted down an amendment to reject the nature restoration law in its entirety on Wednesday. The article-by-article consideration of the bill can now proceed as usual.

The highly contentious bill sets a target of restoring at least 20 per cent of the EU's degraded ecosystems by 2030. Conservative groups in the European Parliament have campaigned hard against the proposal in recent months.

After the Parliament's environment committee rejected the nature restoration law, the full plenary was asked to do the same. The amendment calling to reject the law was voted down with 312 votes in favour, 324 against and 12 abstentions on Wednesday.

The MPs have now started considering the bill article by article based on tabled amendments.



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