SPI Seminar Series

INBO Webinar – 27 February 2023

Alternet & SERE – The Nature Restoration Law: challenges for the scientific community
14:00-15:30 CET

INBO hosted the fifth installment in the Alternet Science-Policy Interface seminar series on 27 February 2023 (14:00-15:30 CET). This free, open webinar was organized jointly with SERE (Society for Ecological Restoration Europe) on the subject of the Nature Restoration Law.

On 22 June 2022, the European Commission launched its proposal for an ambitious Nature Restoration Law that promotes a planned, science-based approach to better tackle both the biodiversity and climate crisis, in coordination with other existing European legislation. It is a potential game-changer for the implementation of nature-based solutions in our urban, agricultural, forestry and river/floodplain ecosystems and for boosting the resilience and integrity of the ecosystems in our protected areas.

Currently, discussions are ongoing within the European Council and the European Parliament and it is likely that the law will be passed by the end of 2023, followed by immediate implementation in all member states in 2024. The urgency is high and the timing is extremely tight. During the webinar, the law was introduced and  challenges for the scientific community to support the implementation of the law were discussed.

Programme & Presentations

Message from SERE

On behalf of the SER Europe community, we would like to invite you to sign the Declaration on the European Commission Proposal for a Regulation on Nature Restoration, this way we will also be able to keep you informed on new steps regarding the approval of this paramount regulation.
Secondly, and finally, we would like to invite you to become a member of SER Europe, membership options start from 0 Euro per year.
SER/SERE is a network that advances the science, policy, and practice of ecological restoration, with 468 European members and 4500 members globally. We are expanding our network to boost the momentum for restoring degraded ecosystems across Europe and we would love to have you onboard.
As a member, you can network and collaborate with restoration professionals across Europe and around the globe, engage in activities including the recently held European ecological restoration conference (SERE2024 Conference in Tartu, Estonia), and stay up-to-date on the latest developments in ecological restoration through various benefits.