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NGO Briefing on REPowerEU revision of the Renewable Energy Directive and hydropower

The European Commission’s ‘REPowerEU’ initiative, including the proposal to further amend the EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED), sets a higher EU renewable energy target and  […]

Publication

Living Rivers Europe – Briefing paper on river connectivity targets (September 2022)

NGOs in the Living Rivers Europe Coalition [1] are calling for strong river connectivity targets in the EU nature restoration law. With 60% of Europe’s […]

News

Wetlands International Europe launches swimways network aimed at boosting migratory fish conservation

Brussels – Wetlands International Europe has officially launched the Trans-European Swimways Network, which aims to draw attention to the importance of habitat connectivity for the […]

Publication

Workshop report “Free-flowing rivers and restoration of river connectivity”

The restoration of river connectivity is a key measure to fulfil the objectives of EU legislation on water and nature conservation. It is even more […]

News

E40 waterway would destroy biodiversity hotspots, key protected areas – report

A controversial megaproject that aims to connect the Baltic and Black seas via a 2000km-long navigable shipping channel through Poland, Belarus, and Ukraine – known as […]

Publication

Is the 2030 EU Biodiversity Strategy running out of water?

The European Green Deal and the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 offer new opportunities to address the interlinked climate and biodiversity crises more effectively. However, this […]

Publication

Our position on the draft EU Nature Restoration Law

In this paper, Wetlands International Europe sets out its position on the proposed Nature Restoration Law, in response to the Commission’s public consultation, in particular […]

News

One year after the floods in Germany, what have we learned about the causes?

In mid-July 2021, close to the German-Belgian border, normally tranquil streams transformed into violent torrents due to record rainfall. The destruction left more than 220 […]

Event

European Rivers Summit – registration now open

  Wetlands International Europe, EuroNatur, GEOTA, RiverWatch and WWF Adria invite you to the third European Rivers Summit (ERS) in Brussels, Belgium from 29 September to 1 October. The Summit aims […]

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Proposed EU Nature Restoration Law a historic step for wetlands restoration

The European Commission has taken the timely and important step of publishing its long-awaited proposal for a European regulation on nature restoration (“EU Nature Restoration […]