North west set to bare brunt of Nature Restoration Law

The EU Nature Restoration Law has been officially approved by member states.

It will be enacted across the European Union after being passed by 20 countries – including Ireland – at the EU Environment Council this morning.


The law requires all member states to introduce measures to restore nature on at least a fifth of their land and sea by 2030, and all ecosystems by 2050.


Chairperson of the Sligo branch IFA Michael O’Dowd says the passing of the law will have devastating impacts on the north west region: