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Sweden's government withdraws support for the EU Nature Restoration Law

The failure of EU ministers to reach a consensus on a new Nature Restoration Law, with Sweden among the blocking countries, along with Hungary, Italy, Finland, Austria, Poland, the Netherlands and Belgium, risks undermining climate action and tarnishing the EU's credibility both globally and with voters.
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Despite the law being agreed upon in November and adopted by the EU parliament a few weeks ago, several governments have been unable to secure the necessary majority to finalise it. This impasse calls into question the EU decision-making process and jeopardises commitments made on the international stage, such as the UN Convention on Biological Diversity.
Germany and other supportive nations urge the blocking countries to reconsider, emphasizing the importance of upholding environmental commitments. Concerns are raised about the impact on upcoming COP16 and the European elections, with fears that failure to act would signify a lack of commitment to climate and nature protection. Is it really how Sweden wants to be seen from the outside? Agreeing with Hungary on environmental policy? Shameful!






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  • Grace Njeri

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    Opposing the law would mean condemning our future and fully ignoring all the good things that nature brings to our society.

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    • George Kariuki

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      Disappointed in Sweden withdrawing support for the Nature Restoration Law. Protecting biodiversity is crucial. EU countries need to work together, not block progress.

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      • mary Mwihaki

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        This is heartbreaking and annoying decision swedish government should do what is good for the future that what matters.

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        • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

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          My heart pains to see such sad news. I can't comprehend why all these countries are against such a law when we all can testify the harsh effects of climate change

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          • We Don't Have Time

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            • Markus Lutteman

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              So sad to see Sweden's government joining forces with Hungary on this issue.

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              • Edwin wangombe

                2 w

                This is bad news...it's a shame to see Sweden making such an unreasonable decision this law requires all the support it can get...it's time to reconsider

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                • Patrick Kiash

                  2 w

                  It's shameful to see Sweden goverment being in the list of unsupporters.

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                  • Saustine Lusanzu

                    2 w

                    @patrick_kiash really shameful! Currently We need partnership and sharing resources compared to other times!

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                    • Edwin wangombe

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                      @patrick_kiash it's saddening... I wish they knew how disappointing this is to those who look up to them as change-makers

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                      • Patrick Kiash

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                        @edwin_wangombe I agree with you,they suppose to lead by good example not bad one.

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                      • Saustine Lusanzu

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                        This is dangerous to the environment and restoring nature, The EU must prioritize the environment and people's lives

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                        • Edwin wangombe

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                          @saustine_lusanzu Yes, it is time for the EU to prioritize its people, and planet's wellness and put aside their differences

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                        • walter lungayi

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                          So heartbreaking!! This move could hinder efforts to protect and restore biodiversity across Europe. It's important for countries to work together to address environmental challenges and safeguard natural ecosystems.

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                          • Edwin wangombe

                            2 w

                            @walter_lungayi it is true to say that the fight against climate change can only be one if we all come together

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                          • Elizabeth Gathigia

                            2 w

                            A very disappointing decision, just wish Sweden government could reconsider this

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                            • Edwin wangombe

                              2 w

                              @elizbeth_gathigia the the thought of sitting down considering everything at stake and still choosing to pull out is just unfathomable

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                              • Sarah Chabane

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                                @elizbeth_gathigia let's hope so, but with the current government it seems complicated

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                                • Rashid Kamau

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                                  @elizbeth_gathigia They have to rethink

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                                • Ann Nyambura

                                  2 w

                                  Disappointing!

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                                  • Edwin wangombe

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                                    @ann_nyambura_542 Just to say the least... Sweden is the epitome of change and climate justice which makes its action on this matter devastating

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                                  • Jane Wangui

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                                    This is quite discouraging...we all should ensure that we join hands in doing what is right for our future.

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                                    • Edwin wangombe

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                                      @jane_wangui It's like they have not heard that together we are the solution to the climate change crisis

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                                    • Helena Wänerstrand

                                      2 w

                                      Shame on the Swedish government!!!

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                                    • Kevin

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                                      This is sheer lack of credibility,it is very annoying and they must be called out for shaming their people.

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                                      • Edwin wangombe

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                                        @Kevin Sweden and the other countries that have pulled out have just shown the world their level of care for the wellness of their people and the planet... shame on them

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                                      • Monika Simon

                                        2 w

                                        All of the blocking governments should receive a climate warning ⚠️ We need to be outraged, my blood is boiling, I have hard time to accept it!

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                                        • Isabel Arens

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                                          @monika_simon agree! Hungary, Austria, Italy, Finland & Poland are missing

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                                          • Edwin wangombe

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                                            @monika_simon It is unfathomable, to say the least... the members that are pulling out of this should be ashamed and reconsider their decisions

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                                            • Edwin wangombe

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                                              @isabel_arens This is another level of selfishness and foolishness... shame on them

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                                            • Isabel Arens

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                                              Thanks for pressuring the government!

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                                              • Edwin wangombe

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                                                @isabel_arens It is important for us to keep the pressure because if the government is left unchecked it might do things that are of interest only to them and sacrifice the people as it is in this case

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