WGIN is proud to support the #RestoreNature campaign!
Nature is essential to our survival. To prevent the increasing fires across the continent. To resist the floods destroying European homes and livelihoods. To generate healthy ecosystems to produce food in the long-term. Nature is our biggest ally in the fight to mitaget and adpat to the climate crisis. And we need nature for our mental wellbeing and health. But did you know 80% of Europe’s nature is in bad shape?
With the Naturel Restoration Law, Europe has a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to bring back nature. What makes this opportunity unique is that this law will legally oblige EU countries to restore a set amount of nature, including in cities. The inclusion of green infrastructure is a core solution for the restoration of nature in urban areas, which will lead to many co-benefits for biodiversity and its inhabitants.
Together with many different organisations working on the restoration of nature, WGIN is calling for an ambitious Nature Restoration Law, currently under scrutiny in the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union. To support this initiative, you can send a picture of nature you would like to see restored and a letter to your decision makers by using this specific tool.
We further encourage you to you fill in your personalised message with reference to urban green infrastructure:
“Restoring nature also means the uptake of urban green infrastructures such as vegetated roofs and walls, which have been increasingly considered as a tool to both mitigate climate change and to help urban areas adapt to its growing impacts, while increasing people’s wellbeing. This is especially important in our fast-changing climate, where heatwaves and severe droughts such that of summer 2022 become a more common occurrence. I call on you to restore nature and secure a safer future for us all!”