Donegal TD says the government don’t have to involve farmers in European Green Deal Policy

It’s thought that farmers can be left out of the proposed Nature Restoration Law.


The law was proposed by the European Commission last year as part of its flagship Green Deal policy, however the likes of fisheries and agriculture committees have a number of issues with it.


The law would require legally-binding recovery measures for at least 20% of EU land and 20% of sea by 2030, and all areas in need of restoration by 2050.


The European Commission says 81% of protected habitats in Europe are in a poor state.


Speaking in the Dail, Independent TD for Donegal Thomas Pringle says the Government could decide not involve farmers at all: