AP Valletta supports the adoption Nature Restoration Law

EU Law Roundtable

AP Valletta endorses the European Council’s adoption of the Nature Restoration Law.

The new law aims to restore at least 20% of the EU’s land and seas, with specific targets including reversing the decline of pollinators and restoring 25,000 kilometres of rivers to free-flowing conditions. The EU policy aligns with the global commitment made by 200 countries to restore and protect a minimum of 30% of endangered ecosystems by 2030.

We recognise the relevance of this legislation and adherence to these principles as an urge priority. Since the early years of AP’s practice, we have been aligned with these pursuits and committed to expressing them as best as we can into our design solutions to better highlight and preserve biodiversity.

One of our recent key proposals is the ‘Regeneration of Wied is-Sewda Valley’, which envisions the renaturalisation of a neglected valley in the urban area of Qormi, Malta. By restoring its ecosystem and increasing local biodiversity, it serves as a potential tool to promote a social, economic and environmental transformation.  This project is the recipient of the Planning Authority’s MASP Award for Urban Planning Concept for 2023.

Read the Nature Restoration Law here


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Qormi Valley regeneration proposal