Announcement by the organisers:
This workshop will shed light on the recently launched proposal for an EU Nature Restoration Law from a European, regional and city perspective. The European Commission will begin by presenting its proposal, outlining how it fits within the framework of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2030; how it forms a key part of the EU’s contribution to the post-2020 global biodiversity framework; and, finally, describing the main elements of the legal proposal and its urban greening targets. The workshop will then see experts in sustainable regional and local policy and planning reflect on the implications of the Nature Restoration Law for local and sub-national authorities, and for decision-makers, in terms of planning, governance, management and monitoring mechanisms. From the city perspective, the workshop will also explore options and good practices for decoupling urban development from urban nature loss.
The links to and synergies with the crises of biodiversity loss, climate change and land use will be discussed, highlighting the need to work across multiple governance levels and streamline (policy) action to tackle them.
This workshop is also an opportunity for participants to contribute to the discussions on nature restoration at the urban level and to share their experiences and views on how best to approach sustainable urban development and how to protect and enhance urban ecosystems into the future.