🧵1/5 Let’s put things straight about the Nature Restoration Law:
Restoration gives Nature a chance to be the vital force we need for our future & economies.
This law responds to science’s alarming calls, seen in @IPCC's latest report, & peoples' demands to bring Nature back.
Tonight, we make history at #COP15.
The Kunming-Montreal deal for Nature & people all over the world.
30% degraded ecosystems on land & sea to be restored by 2030
30% terrestrial & marine areas conserved & managed by 2030
Today, we present a pioneering proposal to bring Nature back in Europe!
The first ever Nature Restoration Law.
One that responds to the emergency we face.
To cover at least 20% of land and sea by 2030 and all ecosystems in need by 2050.
Can you tell what this is?
It’s algal blooms, as captured by @CopernicusEU this July in 🇩🇰 & 🇩🇪 in #Baltic Sea.
They have detrimental effects on 💧 quality & all aquatic life.
🇪🇺 #OurBaltic conference
We unite for our Sea.
Portugal 🇵🇹 continues battling wildfires heroically amidst its third heatwave this summer.
It’s imperative to continue working hand in hand & step up our efforts to prevent fires & boost our forests’ resilience.
Devastating to see the heavy floods affecting Slovenia & causing the loss of lives of fellow citizens.
We will be supporting & standing by Slovenia in the short & long term.
Science is clear.
July 2023 is set to be the hottest 🔥🌡️
month on record.
There are no magic solutions to the climate crisis.
But it’s possible to tackle it if we prioritize the #EUGreenDeal consistently in every country in Europe & 🌎
Flattening this curve is in our hands.
🌐Embracing circularity is a win-win for all.
It's a smart move for the environment, economy, society & business.
The launch of the #RECEIC marks a positive stride towards global advancement in promoting green production and sustainable consumption.
Raging forest fires, droughts & extreme weather have become our daily reality.🔥🌪️
We can no longer ignore their link to climate change & biodiversity loss.
I call the leaders to harness #G20 momentum to address these challenges with radical & immediate action for 🌍 agreement.
Toys 🧸 in 🇪🇺 are already among the safest ones in the 🌍
We propose revised rules to protect children even better:
From harmful chemicals & particularly endocrine disruptors as part of our 🇪🇺 Chemicals Strategy & with mandatory digital passports.
There’s one hidden danger in the #BalticSea.
The 300,000 tonnes of unexploded munition on its seabed.
This is one of the challenges this precious sea faces that we must address now.
29 September, #OurBaltic conference.
We’ll focus on solving it.
Had a productive conversation with QU Dongyu @FAODG during the #UNFSS2023.
FAO is crucial in advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and #SDGs.🌍
Looking forward to our continued partnership on tackling climate change & biodiversity loss.🤝🌿
Our response to the 🇪🇺 Citizens Initiative to phase out animal testing:
🐇 Protect & strengthen the cosmetics animal testing ban
🧪 A roadmap towards animal-free safety assessments in chemicals legislation
🔬 Develop alternatives with dedicated funds
🇮🇳 Namaste from India! Excited for my week in Delhi & Chennai:
✅ #G20 Environment Ministerial
✅ Meeting industry, civil society & youth
✅ Launching Resource Efficiency Coalition
India plays a vital global role & our cooperation is invaluable in addressing today's challenges.
RT Andriy Yermak
Russian forces blew up Kakhovka Dam — in a deliberate act of ecological and technological terrorism. Here is 7 major consequences: from human cost to the hightened risk of an accident in nuclear power plant upstream.
💧Our world is running dry, and water scarcity is a real threat we can't ignore.
Glad to discuss this & the ongoing 🇮🇳-🇪🇺Water Partnership with @gssjodhpur.
Looking forward to scaling up this environmental bond & sharing best practices for building a water-resilient world.
Delighted to witness India's commitment to prioritizing a sustainable blue economy throughout its #G20 Presidency.
Had a great discussion with Minister @KirenRijiju on #BBNJ, #GBF & balancing countries’ economic activities with ocean capacity.
Very glad to announce the 2025 @EUGreenCapital Awards 🌿🏆 finalists:
Congratulations for being selected & best of luck to all!
1st Nature Restoration Law trilogue.
We have a true chance to adopt a solid legislation to deliver on our global commitments.
@EU_Commission will do outmost to facilitate an agreement between @EUCouncil & @europarl_en by end 2023, in time for next climate & biodiversity COPs. https://t.co/zbQ3CHid83
Kicking off the trilogues on the Industrial Emissions Directive.
Its revision is extremely important to boost industrial innovation, for #ZeroPollution, a more circular economy & for Europeans’ health.
We will be fully supporting the process!
The early bird catches the fish 🐟
In Vigo 🇪🇸 today for the Informal #AGRIFISH @EUCouncil & with 🇪🇺 Ministers we visited the local fish market early this morning.
Very glad to talk with Spanish port authorities about how they implement the #EUGreenDeal on their operations. https://t.co/XKvS7ZHQUZ
Summer 2023 is crucial for water💧resources in Europe.
With recovery in the South & emerging drought in the North, @EU_Commission plans to aid affected farmers.
The 🇪🇺 Nature Restoration Law will help prevent droughts & secure stability for our farmers.
Today we go one step closer to our #ZeroPollution ambition! 🌱
In fact, we reach more than 60% of it.
We propose to revise our current law to stop all remaining intentional uses of mercury in the EU as it’s highly toxic.
Info 👉🏼 https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/mex_23_3862
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