The Nature Restoration Law will soon be discussed by the European Parliament and the Council. If adopted, Member States will be required to develop national action plans to restore at least 20% of the land and marine areas of the EU by 2030, and all ecosystems in need of restoration by 2050.
Hungary is gradually using up and losing its natural resources. We have achieved our economic growth in recent years by increasing artificial land cover – i.e. by developing biologically active areas, making us the third-ranking country to do so among the EU Member States in the last decade. We are investing disproportionately little in human and social capital in the way of supporting the well-being of future generations, and are alarmingly neglectful of the maintenance and conservation of our natural resources and ecosystem services (National Council for Sustainable Development). WWF Hungary calls for a complex landscape management strategy and concerted action to address water scarcity, which we have the means and the potential for.