An article by the European Research Executive Agency acknowledges REST-COAST and the other three large-scale projects, funded under the Green Deal Call, for our direct input to the Green Deal, the 2030 EU Biodiversity Strategy and the new proposed Nature Restoration Law.
Scientists claim that biodiversity loss, exacerbated by climate change, could lead to a large reduction in European biodiversity levels that could destabilise many ecosystems, leading to knock-off effects with natural disturbances of wide reaching proportions.
As a response to this threat, REST-COAST, along with WaterLANDS, SUPERB and MERLIN, is striving to deliver large-scale restoration interventions. Specifically, REST-COAST will provide the tools to address some of the key challenges to coastal ecosystems today - all consequences of a long history of environmental degradation of our rivers and coasts.
Being spread out across a wide-range of European ecosystems and territories, the four Green Deal projects will pave the way for further upscaling and replication activities in the years to come.
The full article can be found here.
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